Breeze Airways Lands at Akron-Canton Airport
GREEN, OH - Today marks a historical day at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), and for the Northeast Ohio community as Breeze Airways announces new, nonstop service to three destinations from CAK.
Northeast Ohio will enjoy easy-breezy service, nonstop to Charleston, SC (CHS), New Orleans, LA (MSY) and Tampa (TPA) beginning June 26, 2021.
“Breeze Airway’s entry into the Akron-Canton Airport is a fantastic outcome of community support. This exciting partnership is the culmination of long-time passenger traffic, history of air service, public and private sponsorship and the airport’s dedication to airline success,” said Ren Camacho, President and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. “Breeze’s core values align perfectly with ours; anticipate this partnership to reflect innovative, customer-focused service with friendly, convenient service from the start to finish of any trip.”
CAK is one of 16 airports on Breeze’s network that will enjoy nonstop service, at ultra-low fares. While prices are low, service and pleasantries are not.
“Together, we created Breeze as a new airline merging technology with kindness,” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways Founder. “Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. A staggering 95 percent of Breeze routes currently have no airline serving them nonstop. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly.”
Breeze’s three routes will bring CAK’s total number of current, nonstop destinations to 11. Nine of the routes are year-round: Charlotte, Charleston, Chicago, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, Washington D.C., Washington Dulles. Two routes, Ft. Myers and Myrtle Beach, are seasonal.
“We and our partners in Northeast Ohio welcome Breeze Airways’ entry into CAK, which attracts a growing, innovative airline and nonstop service to three markets that are highly attractive for both business and leisure travel,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and CEO. “Breeze Airways’ decision to introduce this service is a result of close collaboration and demonstrates the attractiveness of CAK as one of the nation’s outstanding airports.”
CAK – TPA 6:00pm
TPA – CAK 5:30pm
Begins June 26
CAK – CHS 12:40pm
CHS – CAK 12:10pm
(Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)
Begins July 7
CAK - MSY 11:25am
MSY - CAK 10:55am
(Thursday/Sunday) Plus Wednesday in November and December
Begins July 15
“Travel is resuming, and pent-up demand is fueling the need for additional air service, especially in the Akron-Canton area where a large portion of Northeast Ohio travelers originate,” said Camacho. “The new routes selected from CAK accurately reflect top destinations in the region which are unserved or underserved. Breeze’s nonstop flights will allow travelers to enjoy more time and money, so they can spend it where it matters.”
Founded by successful airline entrepreneur, David Neeleman, the airline promises to make the world of travel simple, affordable, and convenient. Improving the guests’ travel experience using technology, ingenuity, and kindness.
About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways, the new “Seriously Nice” U.S. carrier from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, today unveiled its debut network, comprising 39 nonstop routes between 16 cities in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Eastern US. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and the Breeze app, starting at just $39* one way.
Breeze is Mr Neeleman’s fifth airline start-up, after JetBlue, Brazil’s Azul, Canada’s WestJet, and Utah-based Morris Air, which was later purchased by Southwest Airlines. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Breeze will focus most flights from four main airports: Tampa, FL; Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; and Norfolk, VA.
Joined by an experienced team of industry veterans, Mr Neeleman set out to build an airline that offers a great experience, with low fares and high flexibility: “Together, we created Breeze as a new airline merging technology with kindness,” said Neeleman. “Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. A staggering 90 percent of Breeze routes currently have no airline serving them nonstop. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly.”
Low Fares, High Flex and Earned Credit With Each Flight – And No Change or Cancellation Fees
Breeze’s introductory fares start at just $39* and there are no change or cancellation fees. Guests earn credit called “BreezePoints” on all purchases that can be used towards future flights or other ancillary products, such as bags and seat assignments. Guests can change or cancel a flight up to 15 minutes before scheduled departure without penalty. Unused funds from changes and cancellations are automatically saved in the Guest’s Breeze account and do not expire for 24 months.
*$39 fare is available on select flights. Seats are limited. Must be purchased by May 31, 2021 for travel through February 15, 2022. Price displayed includes taxes & government fees. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply.
A la Carte Pricing and Fare Options - Customizable Flight Options
During booking, Guests may choose from ‘Nice’ or ‘Nicer’ fares -- with the ‘Nicest’ fare being introduced in the Fall along with business class seating on the Airbus A220:
- The Nice Fare is the airline’s most affordable fare starting at only $39 one-way and includes a personal item, such as a backpack or purse. Guests can select a seat assignment and add bags to their reservation for an additional cost. If no seat is selected then one will be assigned at no cost during check-in. The Nice seat pitch is 29 inches on the E-190 aircraft and 31 inches on the E-195s. A Nice Fare can be paired with a Nicer Seat for an additional cost. All Nice Fares receive two percent in BreezePoints.
- The Nicer Fare includes an extra legroom seat assignment, a personal item, carry-on bag (overhead bin), one checked bag, a complimentary drink and snack, and priority boarding. The Nicer seat pitch is between 33 and 39 inches on the E-190s, depending on the row selected, and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s. All Nicer Fares receive four percent in BreezePoints.
About Akron-Canton Airport
Travelers can rest assured their journey through CAK is a safe and healthy one. As Ohio’s first airport to receive accreditation under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program, CAK has proven its commitment to customers by implementing cutting-edge practices and emerging technologies to ensure a clean environment for all at the airport. Learn more about CAK’s health and safety procedures here.
The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) connects travelers to the world through nonstop and easy, one-stop flights. As Northeast Ohio’s preferred airport, CAK ensures the health and well-being of passengers while providing an easy, convenient airport experience. Keep up to date on all things CAK at akroncantonairport.com, Facebook or Twitter and learn more about CAK’s response to COVID-19. Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go.
About Breeze Airways
Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze Airways is a new low cost airline offering point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. Breeze’s team is a group of aviation experts and fanatics, working day and night to build a ‘Seriously Nice’ airline. Breeze’s mission is to make the world of travel simple, affordable and convenient, using technology, ingenuity and kindness to improve the travel experience.