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Breeze Adding New Nonstop Route to Fort Myers from Columbus

Breeze Airways sits at gate C49 prior to departure from CMH Airport.

Columbus, OH – Breeze Airways, the newest, nicest domestic low-fare airline, announced today that it will be adding new winter and spring seasonal service to Fort Myers, FL, from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH).

The route will begin November 16, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays with fares starting from just $59* one way, if purchased by July 24, 2023.

From Columbus, OH to: 

  • Fort Myers, FL** (Winter/Spring seasonal, Tues, Thurs, and Sun, starting Nov 16, Nice from $59*) one way. 

From Columbus, Breeze also offers nonstop service to Charleston, SC; Hartford, CT; Jacksonville, FL; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Orange County-Santa Ana, CA; Providence, RI; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Tampa, FL; and West Palm Beach, FL, plus one stop/no plane change BreezeThru service to Provo-Salt Lake City, UT.  Breeze now offers 58 nonstop routes in and out of Florida.

“Breeze Airways’ new service to Fort Myers is a welcome addition at John Glenn International, where flights to Florida are always in high demand,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “We are excited to see Breeze’s continued growth as our passengers gain a connection to Fort Myers, a top ten destination for Columbus travelers.”

“When Breeze Airways came to Central Ohio through the JobsOhio Air Service Restoration Program in 2021, the plan was for the airline to grow in Columbus and across the state,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “The addition of a flight from John Glenn Columbus International Airport to Ft. Meyers demonstrates the viability of travel to and from the market and supports Ohio’s growing economy.” 

“With fall and winter quickly approaching, we know many people from the Midwest will be looking to travel to the great beaches and warmer weather Fort Myers has to offer,” said David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of Breeze Airways, “That is why we have added Fort Myers as our fourth nonstop route from Columbus to Florida. With Breeze’s ease and affordability, we hope Guests in Columbus will be able to take a trip to the Sunshine State this winter or spring.”

Breeze offers its Guests both bundled and ala carte options known as Nice, Nicer and, on flights operated with the Airbus A220-300, Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes Breeze Ascent, two checked bags, and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.  

Breeze flies both regional and transcontinental flights on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220 aircraft. The carrier has ordered 80 A220s, with options for 40 more.  

Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat is 30 inches on the A220s and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s, depending on the row selected. Ascent features 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features including a footrest for added comfort, and in-seat AC power and USB/C ports.  

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 and via the Breeze app. 

*$59 Nice promotion is available only when booking a new reservation for travel between CMH-RSW. Promotion must be purchased by July 24, 2023 (11:59 pm ET). CMH-RSW promotion valid only for travel from November 16, 2023, through January 9, 2024. CMH-RSW promotion valid for Tuesday travel only. Promotion excludes travel on November 18, 2023, through November 27, 2023, and December 21, 2023, through January 8, 2024. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  

** Route operated by A220 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’sWorld’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 35 cities in 21 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.

Media Contact:
Gareth Edmondson-Jones
Breeze Airways
917 399-9355
[email protected]

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