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New Routes of the Day – Americas (12 January 2024): Breeze new routes from Gulfport-Biloxi


Breeze has added Gulfport-Biloxi (IATA code GPT) in the state of Mississippi to its network with the launch on 12 January of services to Las Vegas in Nevada and Tampa in Florida. Both routes will be served 2-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) using the airline’s A220-300s. Neither route is served by any other carrier. As a result, Breeze now offers non-stop service to Tampa from 14 airports, while its Las Vegas network has grown to 10 destinations.

What they said:

Clay Williams, Executive Director of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, said: “As Breeze Airways continues to expand, we are thrilled they have chosen to begin service from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to the exciting cities of Las Vegas and Tampa. Having additional affordable non-stop options will also provide convenient access for visitors from Nevada and Florida to enjoy the many amenities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”

Tom Doxey, President, Breeze Airways added: “Breeze looks to connect city pairs which currently have no non-stop service, and we’re starting things off in Gulfport-Biloxi with two high demand destinations in Tampa and Las Vegas. Whether you want to take a quick trip to the Entertainment Capital of the World, or head down to Florida for the weekend, Breeze has you covered.”

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Gulfport-Biloxi traffic up 11% in 2023

According to the airport’s website, Gulfport-Biloxi traffic was up 10.7% in 2023 to 759,485 passengers. The airport’s busiest ever year was 2008 when almost 975,000 passengers passed through the airport. It is the second busiest airport in the state of Mississippi after Jackson (IATA code JAN) which handled 1.22 million passengers in 2022.

According to Cirium data, apart from these two new routes with Breeze, GPT has non-stop service in January with American to Charlotte (2-daily) and Dallas/Fort Worth (18-weekly), with Delta to Atlanta (3-daily with 717s), and with United to Houston IAH (2-daily). Allegiant also offers seasonal 2-weekly service to Orlando SFB between mid-May and mid-August.

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