Already adding destinations before the first flight takes off in May.

Breeze Airways announced back in February they are coming to the Portland International Jetport. They will have year-round nonstop flights from Portland to Charleston, South Carolina, and Tampa, Florida! You can add Islip on New York's Long Island. That seasonal service for the summer months starts June 28.

Breeze Airways/Facebook
Breeze Airways/Facebook

Before the first flights in May, they've also added a one-stop/no plane change BreezeThru service from Norfolk, VA according to WMTW. , They are heading to a lot of your favorite places (well, now they are cuz it's cheap!) Here's where you can go direct (mostly) from Portland.


  • Tampa, Florida (Wed and Sat, starting May 17)
  • Charleston, South Carolina (Mon and Fri, starting May 19)
  • Norfolk, Virginia (Summer seasonal, Mon and Fri, starting June 2; BreezeThru service on Thurs and Sun, starting June 28)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Summer seasonal, Mon and Fri, starting June 2)
  • New York-Islip, New York (Summer seasonal, Wed and Sat, starting June 28
    Orlando, Florida (One stop/no plane change BreezeThru service on Sun and Thurs, starting September 21)
Breeze Airways/Facebook
Breeze Airways/Facebook

This airline is committed to making flying an 'accessible and genuinely nice experience for everyone.' On their website, they make it sound pretty awesome!

Breeze Airways™ - a new airline merging technology with kindness. Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly.

They have three levels of service: “Nice,” “Nicer” and “Nicest,” with roomier seats – and higher prices – for the top two levels. Bags, whether you check them or carry them on, are $20 each. The Portland Press Herald also reported that Frontier Airlines will be back with its seasonal flights to Orlando, Florida. Both of these will fill the void of Elite Airways that sort of just vanished. Either way, it's nice to have options.

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