Breeze Adding Nonstop Route to Fort Myers from Richmond

July 18, 2023

Breeze Airways announced that it will be adding the 13th nonstop route from Richmond, with seasonal service to Fort Myers, FL.

The new route will begin November 15 with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays and fares starting from just $49* one way, if purchased by July 24, 2023.

From Richmond, VA to:

· Fort Myers, FL** (Winter/Spring seasonal, Wed and Sat, starting Nov 15, Nice from $49*) one way.

From Richmond, Breeze also offers nonstop service to Charleston, SC; Cincinnati, OH; Hartford, CT; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Islip-Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; Phoenix, AZ; Providence, RI; San Francisco, CA; and Tampa, FL. Breeze now offers 58 nonstop routes in and out of Florida.

“With this announcement of Winter/Spring seasonal nonstop flights to Ft. Myers, FL, Richmond International Airport is excited to see the next chapter in the Breeze Airways success story,” said Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., president and CEO for the Capital Region Airport Commission. “We welcome this new connection between the Richmond region and Florida’s Gulf Coast and applaud its start date ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.”

“With fall and winter quickly approaching, we know many people 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 this new route from RIC and we hope that it will allow our Guests to more easily and affordably travel to and from Southwest Florida.”

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 www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.

Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS