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New Route of the Day – Americas (31 January 2024): Breeze between Tampa and Burlington


Breeze commenced flights from Tampa to Burlington in Vermont on the last day of January. The 2,015-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Wednesdays and Fridays, with the 137-seat A220-300 aircraft. Operating primarily on underserved routes, Breeze faces no competition between the two cities.

Tampa is the first of three new destinations to be introduced by Breeze to Burlington, with 2-weekly flights from Orlando MCO to commence on 14 February and to Raleigh/Durham on May 23.

What they said

Nic Longo, Director of Aviation, Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport, said: “We are honoured to welcome Breeze Airways to Leahy BTV and look forward to a long-lasting and valued partnership. The Florida market is a highly sought-after market that was missing from Leahy BTV’s nonstop destination offerings. By offering low-fares and reliable service, Breeze provides a unique opportunity for more Vermonters to travel, as well as welcome more visitors to our great State.”

Tom Doxey. President of Breeze, noted: “Breeze’s focus is on connecting underserved markets, adding nonstops between cities without existing service. As we introduce service from Burlington, we’re proud to bring affordable and convenient new travel options to two new Florida destinations.”

Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington, added: “We are excited to welcome Breeze Airlines to Leahy BTV, and its new non-stop, low-fare flights to Tampa and Orlando. This new partnership opens new opportunities for Vermonters to travel to popular destinations and we look forward to welcoming new visitors to Burlington and Vermont through the Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport.”

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Breeze adds seven new Tampa routes

Burlington is the second of several destinations to be introduced by Breeze from Tampa this year, following the launch of its flights from the Florida airport to Gulfport on 12 January.

The carrier also plans to add services from Tampa to Plattsburgh in New York on 2 February, Madison on 7 February, Myrtle Beach and Greenville on 10 May, as well as Orange County on 31 May.

Breeze becomes the US’ 12th-largest airline

During the ongoing W23/24 season, Breeze positioned itself as the 12th– largest airline in the US, based on available seat capacity on an entirely domestic network.

Breeze’s 115-strong route map includes points in 23 states. Provo – Orange County is the LCC’s most-served winter route, with the 910-kilometre market launched on 16 February 2023. On the other hand, South Carolina’s largest city, Charleston, remains Breeze’s most-served airport.

A total of 78 of the 115 routes (68%) served by Breeze have no direct competition. The airline boasts a fleet of 37 aircraft, including 20 A220-300s, 10 E190s, and seven E195s. A further 60 A220-300s are on order.

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