Breeze Airways Launches Nonstop Service From Tulsa to New Orleans and San Antonio
Breeze Airways has launched nonstop service from Tulsa to New Orleans and San Antonio. Both routes operate year-round, four times per week. New Orleans and San Antonio are the second and third nonstop routes served by Breeze from Tulsa International Airport, joining nonstops to Tampa which began at the beginning of June.
Tulsa was the fifth of the initial 16 cities to launch service in the Breeze route network. Breeze is the fifth airline founded by aviation pioneer, David Neeleman, who previously started JetBlue Airways, WestJet, Azul, and Morris Air. The airline will be the seventh currently serving the Tulsa market.
“We are excited to welcome New Orleans and San Antonio to the nonstop route network from Tulsa International Airport, and even more thrilled that they are on Breeze Airways,” said Andrew Pierini, Director of Air Service Development and Marketing at Tulsa International Airport. “Breeze is bringing nonstop service to some of the most desired destinations our passengers want to travel to, and we thank them for their expansion here in Tulsa.”
Branded as the new “Seriously Nice” U.S. carrier, Breeze Airways will operate 13 single-class Embraer aircraft this summer, flying routes with an average flight length under two hours. The 10 E190 jets will be configured to seat 108 Guests while the three E195 aircraft will have 118 seats. Guests may choose from fares that include ‘Nice’ seats, or ‘Nicer’ seats with extra legroom. All Embraer aircraft will be a two-by-two seat configuration, so there are no middle seats. Breeze will start taking delivery of 60 brand new Airbus A220 aircraft, beginning in October, expanding the network nationwide. The A220s will include a premium cabin, called ‘Nicest’ seating, in a two-by-two configuration at the front of the plane. The remainder of the aircraft will feature a two-by- three seat configuration.
David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of Breeze Airways, said, “There are a significant number of unserved markets from Tulsa that will provide us with many years of growth opportunities. And we’re thrilled to be able to give Tulsa residents nonstop service so they can get where they want to go twice as fast for half the cost.”