Want to Fly to Florida or California? There Are New Options
Breeze Airways will add service to Fort Myers, Florida, and United Airlines will have more nonstop flights to San Francisco.
I’m leaving on a jet plane from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Which vacation spot will I choose for my getaway?
In November, low-fare Breeze Airways will add nonstop seasonal flights to Fort Myers, Florida, the airline’s 13th destination since its launch in May 2021.
Beginning Nov. 15, Breeze Airways will fly to Fort Myers on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through next spring.
“With fall and winter quickly approaching, we know many people will be looking to travel to the great beaches and warmer weather Fort Myers has to offer,” said David Neeleman, founder and CEO of Breeze Airways, in the release. “This will be the third nonstop route from Pittsburgh to Florida and we hope that it will help our guests to more easily and affordably travel to and from the Sunshine State.”
Breeze becomes the third airline to serve the Pittsburgh-Fort Myers route, joining Southwest Airlines’ and Spirit’s daily flights.
“Today’s announcement of the 13th route Breeze offers PIT passengers demonstrates the region’s growing demand for travel, which Breeze is matching,” says Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates Pittsburgh International Airport, in the release.
The addition of the daytime offering to the Bay Area will mark the first time United has extended this twice-daily service since before the pandemic.
Not only does the added flight bolster Pittsburgh’s West Coast service, which also includes Alaska Airlines’ twice-daily flights to Seattle, trips to Los Angeles via Spirit Airlines and Breeze Airways and Breeze’s seasonal flights to Orange County, California, it also marks a big win for Pittsburgh’s booming technology sector, the Blue Sky News press release says.
Silicon Valley-based Big Tech companies, such as Apple, Google and Meta, have built outposts in the Pittsburgh region and need options for employees traveling to and from their companies’ headquarters.
“We are encouraged to see more flights being added to important business and technology destinations, especially the West Coast,” said Jonathan Kersting, vice president of communications and media at the Pittsburgh Tech Council, in the release.