Pittsburgh Air Travelers Are Getting Six New Nonstop Flights
Breeze Airways adds destinations from Pittsburgh, changes California flights to Los Angeles and rebrands its front seating section.
As Breeze Airways embarks on its second anniversary of offering inexpensive, nonstop flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport, the airline is adding to its itinerary and rebranding its front seating section.
Beginning this month, Pittsburghers can book new summer seasonal service to five locations along the East Coast.
The new routes include flights to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; New York-Islip, New York; and Portland, Maine, as well as the return of summer flights to Norfolk, Virginia, beginning at $53 for a one-way ticket.
On Sept. 8, Breeze will transfer its existing Orange County, California, service to nonstop flights to Los Angeles (LAX) from Pittsburgh International Airport.
The nation’s first and only “NLCC’ (Nice Low Cost Carrier) is also rebranding its front seating section to be called “Breeze Ascent,” an affordable, elevated onboard experience. Ascent includes a recliner-style seat in a 2-by-2 foot configuration, with 20.5 inches of width and 39 inches of seat pitch, featuring complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.
“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, in a Breeze Airways news release. “Breeze’s continued growth and investment in the Pittsburgh market is helping to meet the growing air travel demand in our region.”
“Pittsburgh was one of the first cities Breeze announced service from. As we approach our second birthday on May 27, it’s incredible that we have grown to 13 total destinations from Pittsburgh in those two years,” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ founder and CEO.
Breeze, which began service out of PIT in July 2021, offers its guests both bundled and ala carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes the Breeze Ascent seat and two checked bags.
Breeze currently flies both short distance and transcontinental flights within the U.S. on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
The airline also serves Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; New Orleans, Louisiana; Orange County-Santa Ana, California; Providence, Rhode Island; Provo-Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tampa, Florida.