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Breeze Airways: New airline coming to Akron-Canton Airport, flights launch with $39 fares

Breeze Airways revealed its debut flight lineup Friday, which includes nonstop routes from CAK to Tampa, New Orleans and Charleston.

GREEN, Ohio — New flights will soon be taking off from the Akron-Canton Airport as Breeze Airways announces it will begin offering service from CAK starting June 26. The destinations include Tampa, New Orleans and Charleston.

Breeze Airways, the new U.S. carrier from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, unveiled its debut network Friday, comprising 39 nonstop routes between 16 cities in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Eastern United States. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and the Breeze app, starting at just $39 one way. NOTE: The starting $39 fare is available on select flights – including options at CAK. The low-fare tickets must be purchased by May 31, 2021 for travel through February 15, 2022.

Breeze Airways will offer nonstop flights from CAK as follows:

CAK – TPA (Tampa) 6 p.m.

TPA – CAK 5:30 p.m.

(Saturday)

E195 aircraft

Begins June 26

CAK – CHS (Charleston, SC) 12:40 p.m.

CHS – CAK 12:10 p.m.

(Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday)

E190 aircraft

Begins July 7

CAK - MSY (New Orleans) 11:25 a.m.

MSY - CAK 10:55 a.m.

(Thursday/Sunday) Plus Wednesday in November and December

E190 aircraft

Begins July 15

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Breeze Airways offers no change or cancellation fees and up to 24 months of reusable flight credit. Changes or cancellations are permitted up to 15 minutes before a scheduled departure without penalty, Breeze says.

“Breeze’s three routes will bring CAK’s total number of current, nonstop destinations to 11,” airport officials said in a press release Friday. “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.“

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Breeze describes its different fare options as follows:

  • The Nice Fare: 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: This 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.