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Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Debuts Routes, Details Onboard Product and Other Offerings

American startup airline Breeze Airways revealed its first set of routes on Wednesday, aiming to launch service just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The industry newcomer released the first batch of cities to which it will begin service throughout May, June and July as the airline moves toward a complete slate of 39 nonstop routes to 16 cities by the week of July 26. The airline's first flights will operate between Charleston, S.C.; Tampa, Fla. and Hartford, Conn. beginning…

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found…

First Avelo Air Boeing 737 Spotted

Back in 2019, we heard for the first time the intention of former United Airlines Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy´s intentions to develop a new U.S. budget airline. Levy is a former executive of Allegiant Travel and United and has been working on this project for almost two years. What…

As Recovery Begins, New Competitors See Potential

As seen before in times of struggle, the gaps in the aviation route map have always left room for new competitors and the ability to test the waters on recently dropped or previously unserved markets. Post-September 11, the industry saw the rise of airlines like jetBlue, Eos Airlines, SkyBus, and…