CMH Selected for Launch of New Airline, Breeze Airways
John Glenn Columbus International Airport has been selected for the launch of airline start-up Breeze Airways this summer.
The low-cost airline is the fifth founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, who also founded JetBlue, Azul, WestJet and Morris Air.
The airline will offer point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports for shorter travel times.
Breeze Airways will begin service out of CMH in July, with nonstop routes to Charleston, SC, Hartford, CT, Norfolk, VA, Tampa, FL and New Orleans.
According to a press release, the launch of Breeze Airlines in Columbus will result in an “estimated $81 million annual economic impact.”
“Breeze Airways considered multiple locations to start their business. By choosing John Glenn International to begin their journey, Breeze recognizes the benefits of working with one of the world’s top-rated airports, located in the heart of the thriving Columbus community,” said Joseph Nardone,
president and CEO Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Breeze Airways’ emphasis on technology, ingenuity and kindness is a perfect fit for our airport and our dynamic community.”
For more information, visit columbusairports.com.