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Fort Myers airport lands nine new routes, including New Orleans

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 12:00 p.m. July 18, 2023
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Upstart airline Breeze is picking up its pace in Florida. 

Its most recent expansion is adding nine new seasonal winter and spring routes from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. The routes will begin in November, according to a statement. 

Five of the markets are currently not served at the airport, under the call letters RSW. Those new markets include: 

  • Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK) – three times weekly
  • New Orleans (MSY) – twice weekly
  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF) – twice weekly
  • Richmond, Virginia (RIC) – twice weekly
  • Syracuse, New York (SYR) – twice weekly

In addition, Breeze is adding four other routes, including: 

  • Pittsburgh (PIT) – four times weekly
  • Louisville, Kentucky (SDF) – twice weekly
  • Columbus, Ohio (CMH) – three times weekly
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU) – twice weekly

Breeze already serves Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; Las Vegas; and Providence, Rhode Island, from Fort Myers. Breeze now offers 58 nonstop routes in and out of Florida.

“With fall and winter quickly approaching, we know many people from the Northeast and Midwest will be looking to travel to the great beaches and warmer weather Fort Myers has to offer,” Breeze Airways Founder and CEO David Neeleman says in the release. “These nine new seasonal nonstop routes will allow our guests to more easily and affordably travel to and from Southwest Florida.”

Headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Breeze Airways was founded in 2021 and operates more than 120 nonstop routes throughout the United States. Its inaugural flight took off May 27, 2021, from Tampa International Airport, destined for Charleston, South Carolina.

Breeze flies both regional and transcontinental flights on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220 aircraft. The carrier has ordered 80 A220s, with options for 40 more. 



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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