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Breeze Airways Unveils Hartford’s Bradley Airport as Fifth Base

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Newbie ultra-low-cost airline Breeze Airways has confirmed it will open its fifth base at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Connecticut.

The opening of the new base will bring with it 8 yet-to-be-disclosed new routes for the airline.

“As a long-time Connecticut resident, it’s personally really exciting for me to announce today with Governor Lamont that Hartford’s Bradley International Airport is becoming Breeze’s fifth base of operations,” said David Neeleman, CEO at Breeze Airways. “We also can’t wait to share the news on all the new destinations coming from Hartford in just a matter of weeks.”

The news came just a day after rival low-cost start-up Avelo Airlines announced it would be launching 4 new routes from its Connecticut base at Tweed-New Haven (HVN) —- just a short drive from Bradley International (BDL).

“Bradley has gained a national reputation as one of the best operated and most convenient airports in the country, and airlines are taking note as they increase their service and add more routes from Connecticut’s largest airport,” said Governor Lamont.

Let’s take a look at Breeze’s presence at Bradley International (BDL).

Breeze at Bradley

Breeze’s 8 new routes are yet to be confirmed but will almost triple the number of destinations that the airline currently serves from Bradley (BDL).

You can already purchase tickets with Breeze for nonstop flights from Bradley (BDL) to Charleston (CHS), Columbus (CMH), Louisville (SDF), Norfolk (ORF), and Pittsburgh (PIT).

Breeze's route map from Bradley International Airport
Breeze’s route map from Bradley International Airport. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

Given that JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Southwest have a strong presence at the airport and dominate sunshine routes to Florida, it’s unclear at this stage as to how Breeze will play its cards.

Hot Tip: Watch out for Breeze Airways’ brand new A220-300s, whose swanky first class cabins are an incredible value for money.

Breeze already operates nonstop flights from Miami (MIA) and Tampa (TPA) in Florida to southern and midwestern states, so it would make sense to build on its presence in those airports and connect them with the Northeast.

However, 3 airlines already operate nonstop flights to those cities from Bradley (BDL): JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit to Tampa (TPA), and American, JetBlue, and Spirit to Miami (MIA).

Final Thoughts

Connecticut is becoming quite the battleground for 2 of the U.S.’s newest ultra-low-cost airlines.

Breeze’s new base at Bradley International (BDL) and its 8 new routes are definitely worth getting excited about for those living close by.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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