05/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2021 20:41
San Antonio (May 21, 2021) - San Antonio City leaders today welcomed Breeze Airways just minutes after the low-cost carrier debuted in the United States. The new airline created by David Neeleman markets itself as being a 'Seriously Nice' carrier. Breeze will offer service to 16 cities throughout the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Eastern United States.
'This is a first step in a new partnership that will provide new enticing travel options and an opportunity to showcase our beautiful city. In addition, Breeze wants to continue adding new routes to and from San Antonio, where no nonstops currently exist, new options that will get people where they want to go in half the time - for about half the cost too' said Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City of San Antonio.
The first nonstop flights at San Antonio International Airport will be to three unserved cities.
'This is an immensely exciting time. Breeze provides another traveling option of our growing portfolio of airlines. It has always been our goal at SAT to increase the markets offered to travelers. Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Bentonville/Fayetteville, Arkansas are all unserved destinations, so to offer these nonstop flights form SAT is tremendous' said Jesus H. Saenz, Jr., IAP, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System.
Neeleman, most notably started JetBlue, Brazil's Azul, Canada's WestJet and Morris-Air, which was later purchased by Southwest Airlines. His 'Seriously Nice' strategy is to make travel simple by using technology to offer a great experience, affordable fares and high flexibility.
'Breeze created an app to make it easy to buy and easy to fly', said Neeleman.
The airline offers a la Carte pricing in two categories: the 'Nice' and 'Nicer' fares. Both include a no change fee or cancellation fee, reusable credit for up to 24 months, a personal item and Breeze credits. The 'Nicer' fare includes extra legroom seat, a carryon bag, one checked bag, a drink, snack and priority boarding.
'The arrival of a new airline with more nonstop routes is an opportunity to see additional visitors in San Antonio, which will no doubt boost our economy. For residents of San Antonio, South Texas and the Hill Country, it is yet another opportunity to conveniently connect for business or pleasure,' said Erik Walsh, City Manager, City of San Antonio. 'This airline arrives just in time for summer travel, it's a big win for everyone.'
The carrier is considering 100 destinations for future air service. The cities are both leisure and business destinations in the United States. 'These 16 cities are just the beginning for Breeze', said Neeleman.
The airline's special introductory fares start at $39 and the new service to Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tulsa will begin in July. For more information about Breeze Airways, visit www.flybreeze.com