There’s a new affordable airline in town, and they’ll be starting service out of John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) soon.
Breeze Airways is the fifth airline start-up launched by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, Azul, WestJet and Morris Air. This low-cost airline will offer point-to-point flights from 39 nonstop routes between 16 cities in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Eastern US.
“Breeze Airways considered multiple locations to start their business. By choosing John Glenn International to begin their journey, Breeze recognizes the benefits of working with one of the world’s top-rated airports, located in the heart of the thriving Columbus community,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO, CRAA. “Breeze Airways’ emphasis on technology, ingenuity and kindness is a perfect fit for our airport and our dynamic community.”
Nonstop routes served by the airline begin in July out of CMH:
- Charleston, South Carolina (July 8)
- Hartford, Connecticut (July 22)
- New Orleans, Louisiana (July 16)
- Norfolk, Virginia (July 22)
- Tampa, Florida (July 3)
“We’re so excited to congratulate the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and all those who worked so hard on this endeavor,” said Kevin L. Boyce, President, Franklin County Commissioners. “And we’re also glad to welcome Breeze Airways to the Central Ohio family. We’re so grateful to have you as part of our community. We look forward to making Breeze Airways the best airline that it can possibly be.”
The airline’s investment in the Columbus-area will have an estimated $81 million annual economic impact.