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Breeze Airways adds Pennsylvania flight to TPA lineup


  • By Laura Lyon
  • | 2:05 p.m. June 27, 2024
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A Breeze Airways plane sits on the tarmac.
A Breeze Airways plane sits on the tarmac.
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For those interested in taking a walking tour of scenes from “The Office” or hitting the slopes of Montage Mountain, good news is in the air. Breeze Airways is now adding a nonstop flight to the hometown of fictional paper company “Dunder Mifflin.”

Service from Tampa International Airport to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport on the low-cost airline begins Oct.18. Fares on the new flight start from $79 one-way, if purchased by July 1 for travel by Jan. 7, 2025. Currently connecting flights are approximately 4.5 hours. The new direct flight will be two hours 45 minutes. 

“Breeze’s focus is on connecting underserved markets, adding nonstops between cities with limited or no existing service,” says Breeze Airways’ President Tom Doxey in a statement. “All of these routes and cities are a perfect example of how Breeze’s premium leisure low-cost product has found its footing with great routes and added affordability and convenience. We know the communities in these markets will enjoy these new routes.”

Since Breeze’s inaugural flights ascended in 2021, the airline has introduced 26 destinations from TPA, including 24 nonstops and two BreezeThru routes, which are stopovers that move quicker than traditional stops because they don’t involve deplaning.

The Scranton flight is the latest in a number of Breeze Airways routes added this year. Last month the airline began offering trips from Tampa to Orange County, California; Myrtle Beach and Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina. Additionally, there are three new nonstops and one BreezeThru route anticipated in the coming months including service to Pensacola, Manchester, New Hampshire and Bangor, Maine.

Breeze Airways was founded by David Neeleman, a commercial aviation entrepreneur who founded four other airliners: Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, and Breeze Airways. Breeze offers more than 170 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 56 cities in 29 states on Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

 

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Laura Lyon

Laura Lyon is the Business Observer's editor for the Tampa Bay region, covering business news in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk counties. She has a journalism degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to the Business Observer, she worked in many storytelling capacities as a photographer and writer for various publications and brands.

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