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The Connecticut Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, is once again growing their presence at Bradley International Airport and will be launching new nonstop service to Raleigh Durham, NC, in February, 2023. In the new year, the airline will also return nonstop service to Pittsburgh, PA, and introduce one-stop/no plane change “BreezeThru” service to New Orleans, LA.

The routes will operate as follows, with fares starting at $49* one way, if purchased by November 21, for travel by May 16, 2023:

  • Pittsburgh, PA – Fri and Mon, starting February 3
  • Raleigh-Durham, NC – Thurs and Sun, starting February 16; and
  • New Orleans, LA – One-stop/no plane change, Thurs, Fri, Sun and Mon, starting February 3

From Bradley International Airport, Breeze currently serves Charleston, SC, Columbus, OH, Jacksonville, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Nashville, TN, Norfolk, VA, Richmond, VA, Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, and Savannah, GA, nonstop. In 2023, the airline will also be introducing nonstop service to Phoenix, AZ and Vero Beach, FL.

“We welcome Breeze’s addition of new nonstop service to Raleigh-Durham,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Connecticut Airport Authority’s Executive Director. “The new route, along with the return of Pittsburgh service, and the BreezeThru service to New Orleans complement the airline’s growing menu of destinations at Bradley International Airport. We appreciate Breeze’s continued partnership in bringing low-fares and so many convenient travel options to our passengers.”

“Breeze always looks for underserved routes where we can add nonstop flights, low fares and our brand of Seriously Nice service,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President. “We’re thrilled to add more destinations from Hartford with nonstop service to Raleigh-Durham and Pittsburgh – as well as BreezeThru service to New Orleans.”

Bradley International Airport is a national base for Breeze Airways.


*Promotional fare is only available when booking a new reservation.  Promotion must be purchased by November 21, 2022 (11:59 pm ET) for travel by May 16, 2023. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.  Other restrictions may apply. 

About Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 from 16 destinations primarily in the east and southeast of the United States. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. In 2022, Breeze expanded west across the U.S., including coast-to-coast flights, and now offers 102 nonstop routes between 34 cities in 19 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating – delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at and via the Breeze app.


About Bradley International Airport

Bradley International Airport (BDL) is New England’s second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops and expanded services. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy. For more info, visit


About The Connecticut Airport Authority

The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham). The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.