Breeze Airways Announces Service from Springfield, IL


Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier,’ announced today that Springfield, IL will be the latest city to join its growing national network. Breeze will offer twice-weekly service to both Orlando and Tampa, starting December 1 and 4, respectively, with an introductory fare of $49* one-way.

The new route to Orlando will be served on Mondays and Fridays, switching to Wednesdays and Saturdays on January 10, while the route to Tampa will be served on Mondays and Fridays. The introductory fare is available for purchase through September 25, for travel by April 30, 2024.    

From Springfield, IL:  

  • Orlando, FL** (Mondays and Friday, switching to Wednesdays and Saturdays on January 10, starting December 1, Nice from $49* one way); and
  • Tampa, FL** (Mondays and Fridays, starting December 4, Nice from $49* one way).

“We are extremely excited to be the first airport in Illinois to welcome Breeze Airways with non-stop service from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Orlando International and Tampa International Airports.  Breeze’s commitment to Springfield, demonstrates the confidence they have in our community to support these new routes and to grow as new opportunities become available,” stated Frank J. Vala, Chair of the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.  “We thank Breeze for providing our community convenient and direct access to these two popular Florida destinations; we look forward to great success.” 

“The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) is pleased to collaborate with Breeze Airways and the Springfield Airport Authority to bring this outstanding service to our community,” said SSGA Board Chairman Ed Curtis. “Breeze Airways clearly recognizes that Springfield is an outstanding location to grow their business. Having robust passenger air service is one of many components needed to create a good quality of life for our citizens, and SSGA’s collaborations with partners like the Airport Authority is one of many ways we can continue to grow the economy of our community.”

“Springfield will be our first airport served in Illinois, and it’s joining the network with two great nonstop routes right from the jump,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President. “Breeze is all about adding service to underserved markets and city pairs, and we can’t wait to give the community of Springfield some new destinations with Breeze’s added convenience, affordability, and flexibility.”

These new routes will be flown on Breeze’s brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft featuring three unique seating options, including Breeze Ascent, a generous recliner-style seat in a 2x2 configuration with 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width and special amenities such as complimentary snacks and drinks, including alcohol. Breeze offers its Guests both bundled and a la carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. Breeze Ascent is included in the Nicest bundle, or sold a la carte with Nice or Nicer.  

In addition to featuring best-in-class economics, the A220 operates at lower noise levels, providing an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin.  Wide seats combined with ample overhead storage create personal space without compromising on headroom, and the cabin management system will provide Breeze crews with easy, intuitive control of the aircraft’s interior environment. The A220-300 aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G geared turbofan engines.

Breeze doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at or via the Breeze app.  

*$49 promo applies only to new reservations for flights. Supply is limited, and no advance purchase requirement applies. Promotion must be purchased at or on the Breeze app by September 25, 2023 (11:59 pm ET), for travel through April 30, 2024. Travel must be flown on qualifying travel dates for discount. All fare rules will apply. Certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable. Fare prices, fare classes, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.    

**Designates flights operated with Airbus 220-300 aircraft


About Breeze Airways  
Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 and has been ranked as one of the U.S.’ best domestic airlines for the last two years by Travel + Leisure magazine’s World's Best Awards (#2 in 2022 and #4 in 2023).  Breeze offers a mix of more than 150 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 37 cities in 22 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. Learn more about Breeze’s flight offerings via our site or the app. 


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