Breeze Airways, the new low-fare airline from JetBlue founder David Neeleman is opening up five new routes from TF Green Airport. The new twice weekly service will go from Providence to LA. It also marks the first west coast flight for the airport. Providence flights will go into Los Angeles International Airport.
“Today is an exciting day for Rhode Island as we announce a long-awaited nonstop route to the West Coast,” said Governor McKee. “With new flights bringing increased access to Rhode Island, we look forward to welcoming more overnight visitors which means more spending at our local restaurants, more spending at our retail businesses, and more money spent on arts and cultural activities, all supporting thousands of jobs and, in turn, supporting tens of thousands of families across our state.”
Other routes include Columbus, Ohio. Jacksonville, Florida. Savannah, Georgia and Richmond Virginia.
Fares will range from 49 dollars one way to Columbus to 99 dollars one way to LAX.
“This is a wonderful day, not just for Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport, but for Rhode Island itself as we welcome our airport’s first ever direct flights to the West Coast,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “These five new routes are welcome news for leisure and business travelers to and from our state. We truly appreciate Breeze Airways’ continued investment in service to our state and region.”
Officials say that travelers have been wanting more routes to the West Coast and Florida. The additions are seen as one more way to open more markets to tourism and business travel.
The new routes will start in May and June.
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