NORFOLK, Va. — Breeze Airways, the new low-fare airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, is adding 35 new routes across 10 new cities from coast-to-coast this summer. Leaders with Breeze Airways announced Tuesday morning the company is adding four new destinations from Norfolk International Airport:
- Jacksonville, FL starts May 27
- Los Angeles, CA starts June 30
- Savannah, GA starts July 1
- Las Vegas, NV starts August 4
Breeze Airways has nine existing routes out of Norfolk, and will now fly to 13 cities. The airline started its service locally in May 2021.
The current existing destinations include the following:
- Long Island, NY
- West Palm Beach, FL
- Charleston, SC
- Tampa, FL
- New Orleans, LA
- Columbus, OH
- Hartford, CT
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Providence, RI
Douglas Stisher is a frequent flyer and has traveled to Providence, Rhode Island and Charleston, South Carolina through Breeze Airways. Hearing about the airline's new destinations has him ready to book another flight.
“I’m looking forward to LA, LAX because we fly out there every year,” he said.
New flights out of Norfolk cost as low as $50 dollars. David Neeleman, the CEO of Breeze Airways, says the expansion will bring in hundreds of jobs to the city.
“What we bring to our community is the amount of people we’ll bring in will stimulate a lot of jobs,” he said.
Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander said Breeze Airways is helping to grow the airport with additional flights this summer.
"I think we’re going to hit another record over 3.9 million passengers traveling safe and affordable across the United States,” Alexander said.
"So not only are you going to go for a great fare, not only are you going to get there faster because it’s nonstop, but you’re going to go in style,” Neeleman said.