Breeze Adds 4 New Cities for Summer Travel

Low-cost carrier grows to 10 destinations served nonstop, offers sales promo

By Evan Dougherty

Published February 14, 2023

Read Time: 3 mins


Still trying to figure out where you want to take your summer trip this year? One of PIT’s fastest-growing airlines is adding flights to four new destinations with low fares.

On Tuesday, low-cost carrier Breeze Airways announced it will begin nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Long Island-Islip, New York; Jacksonville, Florida; Portland, Maine and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

Flights to Raleigh-Durham will begin May 18, while Islip and Jacksonville will both start on May 25. Service to Portland will commence on June 2.

Breeze will operate all four cities on a twice-weekly basis. Service to Islip, Jacksonville and Raleigh-Durham will be available on Sundays and Thursdays. Flights to Portland will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

“These new routes mean that the Pittsburgh region will have even more nonstop options to travel this summer,” said Bryan Dietz, Senior Vice President, Air Service & Commercial Development at PIT. “We are thrilled that Breeze is increasing service to up to 10 airports from PIT, and we are excited to see their continued growth and investment in our market.”

Additionally, Breeze is offering special introductory pricing for the new flights; fares for the airline’s standard Nice seating start at $39 while extra-legroom Nicer seating is available for $79.

“Here [in Pittsburgh], we grow again,” said Breeze Airways President Tom Doxey. “We always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop. Pittsburgh residents can now get to Portland, Long Island, Jacksonville and Raleigh-Durham twice as fast, for about half the price.”

Breeze will become the second carrier to serve Jacksonville and Raleigh-Durham nonstop from PIT. Currently, Allegiant Air serves Jacksonville twice a week while American Airlines serves Raleigh-Durham with two daily flights.

Islip and Portland are two new markets from Pittsburgh. Portland was last served nonstop by United Airlines in Summer 2021. Islip, meanwhile, will connect PIT to Long Island nonstop for the first time in over 25 years.

Breeze began service to Pittsburgh in July 2021 and was one of the first 16 cities served by the airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who also started charter company Morris Air (later acquired by Southwest), WestJet, JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines.

Since its launch, Breeze has become one of the fastest-growing airlines in the U.S. and now serves 143 nonstop routes between 35 cities in 21 states. By this summer, Breeze will serve 10 total destinations nonstop from PIT.

Earlier this month, Breeze launched twice weekly nonstop service to New Orleans from PIT—the airport’s first nonstop to the Big Easy since 2021—and resumed service to Hartford. On March 31, Breeze will begin nonstop service to Orange County, California with flights operating twice a week, becoming Pittsburgh’s second low-cost option to the Los Angeles metropolitan area alongside Spirit Airlines, which flies to LAX.

Additionally, Breeze will resume service to Norfolk/Virginia Beach on May 18 and increase flights to Charleston, South Carolina and Providence, Rhode Island this spring.

Get off the couch sale

Alongside its celebratory offers for new routes, Breeze is currently running a sales promotion for some of its existing destinations from Pittsburgh through this spring.

For travel through March 7, Breeze is offering sales with one-way fares from PIT to the following nonstop destinations:

  • Charleston starting at $49
  • Hartford at $39
  • New Orleans at $49
  • Providence at $49

Tickets can be purchased directly through Breeze’s website at

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