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Breeze Announces 5-Year Expansion Plans at TF Green

[CREDIT: Breeze Airways] Breeze Airways will make TF Greene Airport in Warwick its home base, bringing 250 jobs and increasing state GDP.

[CREDIT: Breeze Airways] Breeze Airways will make TF Greene Airport in Warwick its home base, bringing 250 jobs and increasing state GDP.
[CREDIT: Breeze Airways] Breeze Airways celebrated its third year with a 5-year expansion plan at TF Green Airport.
WARWICK, RI — Breeze Airways celebrated its third year in operation May 20, announcing expansion plans that will make TF Green Airport its largest by capacity and departures over five years.

The totals are expected to reach 35 underserved or unserved nonstop routes, including seven routes to destinations west of the Mississippi and up to 12 locally-based aircraft flying 200 flights per week. Additionally, at least three of the destinations added within the next five years will be international destinations, according to a statement from the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC), which runs TF Green Airport.

Breeze began selling tickets May 21, 2021, to 16 destinations, including Providence. It began flying from Providence in July 2021 and established an operations and crew base at the airport last summer.

Today, Breeze operates more than 170 nonstop routes between 56 cities in 29 states. The airline is on track to achieve its first full quarter of profitability in Q2 2024, while continuing to expand both its footprint and its fleet of Airbus A220-300 aircraft, according to a release on its anniversary.

“By leveraging the financial and marketing support from the airport and the state to quickly grow awareness of Breeze’s service with both those living in, or seeking to visit, the Rhode Island region, Breeze has dramatically expanded its service to 132 weekly flights to 18 destinations becoming the largest airline at T.F. Green in terms of destinations served,” Breeze stated in its expansion announcement.

“A large part of the success Breeze has achieved in such a short period of time can be attributed to support we have received from many of our airport, government and community partners – such as right here in the state of Rhode Island. I am very grateful to Governor McKee, Senator Reed, the Speaker, Senate President and General Assembly, and to Iftikhar and the whole team at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation for their unwavering support and belief in what we are building,” said Breeze Founder and CEO David Neeleman.

“This expansion will bring in more economic activity, more good-paying jobs, more routes, more visitors, and help set Rhode Island up as a true destination state,” said Governor Dan McKee.

“This is more good news for the state, the airport and consumers. Breeze’s significant and growing presence here as a base of operations is another example of the federal investments in our state’s airport infrastructure paying real dividends,” said U. S. Senator Jack Reed.

“Breeze Airways’ exceptional performance at Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport is a wonderful success story, not just for the airline, but for Rhode Island and all of Southern New England,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Breeze Airways exceeded expectations for enhanced air service and expanded employment, and we look forward to the continued growth of new jobs and new routes to new destinations made possible through this agreement.”

 

 

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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