West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) officials announced Tuesday that Breeze Airways will offer a third nonstop flight to Tampa, FL starting this fall.
The new route will begin on October 4 with service available both on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fares are available starting from $59 one way, for tickets purchased on, or before July 3rd.
Breeze Airways celebrated its inaugural flight from Yeager last month, and also offers nonstop service to Charleston, South Carolina and Orlando, Florida.
The low cost carrier’s introduction to West Virginia is expected to more than double air connectivity to the state’s capital. Airport director and CEO Dominique Ranieri said Breeze offers midsized markets like Charleston more flight options for passengers to fly to attractive markets like Tampa.
“The new route enhances connectivity for our passengers and strengthens CRW’s commitment to providing convenient travel options to popular destinations,” Ranieri said.
The airline flies regional and transcontinental flights within the U.S. on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The airline has ordered 80 A220s, with options for an additional 40 jets.
The addition of Breeze Airways to Charleston Yeager Airport is the result of a partnership between the West Virginia Department of Tourism, Gov. Jim Justice, the Kanawha County Commission and the City of Charleston.
The airline said it plans to add flights to New York City and the West Coast over the next two years.