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January 30, 2024

Breeze Airways adds seasonal flights from Portland to North Carolina

Jetport exterior Photo / Jim Neuger Breeze Airways will add a new seasonal route to Raleigh-Durham, N.C., from the Portland International Jetport, starting May 24.

Breeze Airways, a low-fare carrier that began flying out of the Portland International Jetport last year, is adding a seasonal nonstop route connecting Maine with Raleigh-Durham, N.C., the Jetport said Tuesday.

The airline is also launching one-stop service between Portland and Jacksonville, Fla. Both routes will start on May 24.

Flights for both destinations will take off from the Jetport on Mondays and Fridays, with introductory one-way fares for Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina's Research Triangle starting at $79. The one-stop flight to Jacksonville will not entail a plane change for passengers.

File Photo / Jim Neuger
Paul Bradbury

"We are thrilled to have Breeze Airways announce nonstop service to Raleigh-Durham," said Paul Bradbury, the Jetport’s airport director. "In just eight months, Breeze has grown to eight nonstop destinations from Portland, and our customers are really enjoying the 'seriously nice' service that is offered onboard.

"We appreciate the continued investment into the Portland market by Breeze and are looking forward to the upcoming summer season.”

Bradbury recently offered a bullish business outlook for the airport as a whole in 2024, predicting modest but stable growth this year amid a series of planned facility upgrades.

Upcoming projects include a $13.3 million revamp of the taxiway that runs parallel with the main runway, replacing baggage claim carousels and expanding public parking.

More about Breeze 

Recognized by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top 5 Best U.S. Airlines for the second consecutive year, Breeze offers bundled and a la carte options known as Nice, Nicer and, on flights operated with the Airbus A220-300, Nicest. 

The Nicer bundle includes a checked bag and carry-on as well as a premium economy seat in its “extra legroom” section. The Nicest bundle includes two checked bags, priority boarding and Breeze Ascent — the carrier’s inflight experience featuring recliner seating and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.

Breeze doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure. Other perks include free family seating and a la carte pricing.

Breeze Aviation Group Inc., headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was founded in 2021 by David Neeleman, the Brazilian-American businessman behind JetBlue and several other carriers.

“We are always looking to connect cities with fast, efficient nonstop service and we expect this new route to Raleigh-Durham will be a hit for our guests in Portland,” said Breeze Airways’ President Tom Doxey. “We are excited to bring more affordable and convenient destinations to our guests in Maine.”

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