Breeze Airways™ is Adding 7 Nonstop Routes from New York’s Westchester — Including Only West Coast Service to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas — on Brand New Airbus A220 Aircraft Featuring 36 First Class Seats

— Airline Also Adding Non-Stop Flights from Hartford to Las Vegas; New Orleans to Savannah; and One-Stop Service from Westchester to New Orleans —

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ new U.S. low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, is adding eight routes from Westchester this year, including nonstop service to Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Charleston, SC, Norfolk, VA, Jacksonville, FL, and Savannah, GA – and one-stop, same plane service to New Orleans, LA.

Current commercial air service from Westchester only serves as far west as Chicago. With today’s announcement, the top two destinations from the New York metro area, Los Angeles and San Francisco, will now feature daily nonstop service from the heart of Westchester County. Breeze will add 6 of the 15 biggest markets currently not served nonstop from Westchester: Los Angeles (#1), Jacksonville (#3), Charleston (#8), San Francisco (#10), Las Vegas (#12) and Savannah (#13).

Separately, Breeze is also announcing new service between New Orleans to Savannah, plus Hartford’s Bradley International to Las Vegas, the airline’s 8th new route from Hartford announced this year now for a total of 11 nonstop destinations.

Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation Commissioner Hugh Greechan said: “This is exciting news for Westchester County residents who are eager to have convenient flights to the West Coast. We look forward to our residents flying with ease in a ‘nice’ environment.”

7 New Nonstop Routes & 1 New One-Stop

Routes which will be operated with the Airbus A220 are marked with **

From Westchester, NY to:

  • Charleston, SC** (Daily, starting June 28, Nice from $79*, Nicer from $129, and Nicest from $149);
  • Norfolk, VA (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon, starting June 30, Nice from $49* and Nicer from $99);
  • Jacksonville, FL (Thurs, Sat and Sun, starting June 30, Nice from $79* and Nicer from $129);
  • Los Angeles, CA** (Daily, starting September 7, Nice from $149*, Nicer from $239, and Nicest from $249);
  • Las Vegas, NV** (Daily, starting September 8, Nice from $149*, Nicer from $239, and Nicest from $249);
  • New Orleans, LA (one-stop service, Thurs, Sat, and Sun, starting June 30; Fri and Mon starting September 9);
  • Savannah, GA (Fri and Mon, starting September 9, Nice from $79* and Nicer from $129); and
  • San Francisco, CA** (Daily, starting November 2, Nice from $149*, Nicer from $239, and Nicest from $249).

New Routes from Current Cities

  • Between Hartford, CT** and Las Vegas, NV** (Wed and Sat, starting September 7, Nice from $149*, Nicer from $239, and Nicest from $249); and
  • Between New Orleans, LA and Savannah, GA (Fri and Mon, starting September 9, Nice from $59* and Nicer from $99).

“Having lived so close to Westchester airport for many years, I wasted tons of time driving to JFK or Newark to travel to the west coast,” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “Now we’ll offer daily flights to the highest demand markets from New York, with the state-of-the-art Airbus A220 aircraft which pairs unrivaled comfort with 36 first class, 10 extra legroom and 80 standard seats – and half the noise footprint of past generations. There is literally no faster or more comfortable way to get from Westchester to the west coast.”

Introducing the Airbus A220

Breeze has ordered 80 brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with options for 40 more, that will be delivered one per month for six years. The airline plans to double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 13 Airbus A220s and four additional Embraer E-jets.

Breeze’s initial A220 aircraft deliveries will feature 126 seats, including 36 First Class seats in a two-by-two configuration, 10 Extra Legroom seats, and 80 Standard Economy seats in a two-by-three configuration. The A220 seat configuration is dynamic however and later deliveries will offer 137 total seats, 12 First Class seats, 45 Extra Legroom seat and 80 Standard Economy seats onboard. The eco-friendly aircraft has the widest cabin, highest ceiling, largest windows, and biggest overhead stowage in its class, while still managing to burn 25 percent less fuel, with half the noise footprint of past generations, making it the perfect pairing for these high demand routes.

Guests may choose from three price bundles that are offered as ‘Nice,’ ‘Nicer,’ and ‘Nicest.’ Guests may even choose a Nice or Nicer bundle and buy an upgrade to a First Class seat.

Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat on the A220s is 30 inches, 29 inches on the E-190 aircraft and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s, between 33 and 39 inches on the E-190s, depending on the row selected, and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s. First Class seats feature 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features, such as a footrest, for added comfort.

High Speed Connectivity with Viasat

All seats on Breeze’s Airbus fleet are fitted with in-seat AC power and USB/C ports. Global communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) will outfit Breeze’s Airbus A220 fleet with its most advanced in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution allowing Guests to seamlessly stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet, and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while in flight. While Breeze will operate the Airbus A220 starting in May, the first aircraft featuring Viasat connectivity is expected to enter service in October 2022.

Breeze aims to make travel more digitally accessible and seamless—whether that is through its sleek and simple app or through deploying Viasat’s innovative industry-leading IFC system. Specifically, Viasat’s IFC service will provide a fast, streaming internet experience in the sky, comparable to what Guests expect on the ground. It is powered by Viasat’s high-capacity, Ka-band satellite network, and will enable Breeze Guests the ability to enjoy high-quality entertainment and streaming content, stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers or be productive on the flight — all on personal electronic devices.

Low Fares and Earned Credit With Each Flight – And No Change or Cancellation Fees

Breeze’s low fares start at just $39 and there are no change or cancellation fees. Guests earn credit called “BreezePoints” on all purchases that can be used towards future flights or other ancillary products such as bags and seat assignments. Guests can change or cancel a flight up to 15 minutes before scheduled departure without penalty. Unused funds from changes and cancellations are automatically saved in the Guest’s Breeze account and do not expire for 24 months.

Guests may select a seat assignment and add bags to their reservation for an additional cost. Prices to check bags online are a flat rate of $29 each way, for up to three bags, while carry-on bags are $25 each way. Guests are encouraged to check bags online. It costs $50 for bags if paid at the airport ticket counter.

Seat assignments start from $10 for Standard Economy, $20 for Extra Legroom, and $30 for First Class, but Family Seating is free for families traveling with children 12 and under. If no seat is selected, one will be assigned at no cost during check-in. The charge to travel with a pet in the cabin is $75.

With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24 months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.

* Introductory fares promotion is only available when booking a new reservation and on select routes. Supply is limited. No advance purchase requirement applies. Promotion must be purchased by April 26, 2022 (11:59 pm ET) for travel by November 15, 2022. Price, rules and routes displayed includes taxes & government fees. Prices, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

** Route operated by A220 aircraft

About Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 primarily in the east and southeast of the United States, but is expanding west across the U.S. with 86 routes between 29 cities in 18 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze is a low fare carrier offering “new, nice and nonstop flights” between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. Breeze’s mission is to make the world of travel simple, affordable and convenient, using technology, ingenuity and kindness to improve the travel experience. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24 months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.

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