Breeze Airways launches two new routes at CVG

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Breeze Airways launched new routes to Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Forida from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport last Friday.

The first flight to Richmond departed on May 19. Flights to and from Richmond and Jacksonville are offered on exclusively on Mondays and Fridays.

“Richmond being the capital of Virginia and among the nation’s oldest major cities is full of history,” said CVG CEO Candance McGraw. “It is a new nonstop destination from CVG, which will serve both business and leisure travelers.”

Additionally, Breeze offers travelers their ‘BreezeThru’ service to Jacksonville from Richmond. This means Breeze sells customers one-stop, direct service on certain routes where the aircraft is already continuing its journey. Customers flying to Jacksonville from Richmond can wait on the plane, wait for the Richmond-specific passengers to deboard, then continue on their flight.

Since commencing operations at CVG in February, Breeze has expanded its flight offerings to six cities, including San Francisco, Charleston, Providence and Orange County, CA.

“Getting their name recognition up — we’ve got some work to do there but Breeze is doing fairly well,” said CVG VP of Air Service Development Bobby Spann at CVG at last Monday’s Kenton County Airport Board meeting.

Founded in 2018 by former JetBlue CEO David Neeleman, the low-cost airline aims to provide nonstop service between underserved routes in the United States. Nationally, Breeze offers over 140 nonstop routes between 35 cities and 21 states. Breeze’ first flight was in May 2021. Their fleet contains 29.

“We always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop. Cincinnati residents can now get to Richmond twice as fast, for about half the price,” Neeleman said.

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