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New discount airline makes it a breeze to fly from Westchester

What was a schlep is now a breeze.

Unless you personal a personal jet, the Westchester County Airport is a radically inconvenient choice for metropolis dwellers — and its present business choices don’t prolong west of Chicago.

But now there’s a contemporary motive to go north.

Breeze Airways a new low-fare airline based by JetBlue’s founder David Neeleman, is debuting on the airport this June with seven nonstop routes.

The airline will introduce nonstop service to Los Angeles; San Francisco; Las Vegas; Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Savannah, Georgia.

Neeleman says that flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Charleston and Las Vegas will function every day whereas the others will run most days of the week.

Breeze Airways is lower than a year previous and goals to be what Jet Blue was when Neeleman began it in 2000: an gratifying and reasonably priced approach to fly. Better nonetheless fares will begin at simply $39.

Interior shot of a seat on Breeze Airways.
A seat on Breeze prices about as a lot as one on Metro-North.
Tad Denson – Airwind.com

Fliers additionally gained’t pay any charges to change or cancel their flights, they usually may even achieve this up to quarter-hour earlier than their scheduled journeys. Credits are good for twenty-four months.

How in regards to the planes themselves? Neeleman says that Breeze has a fleet of six new Airbus220-300 plane and one other 80 on order. He claims that the airline has the widest cabin, highest ceilings, largest home windows and largest overhead stowage in its class.

There are 126 seats on board together with 36 First Class seats and ten further legroom seats. Breeze can also be aiming to be sustainable through the use of gasoline that emits 25% much less carbon emissions than the gasoline that the majority airways depend on.

Breeze’s debut in Westchester comes out of Neeleman’s personal expertise.

“I’ve lived near the airport for more than 20 years and was always frustrated that it never had flights across the country,” he mentioned. “I would have to make the schlep to JFK. Breeze is finally going to change that for all the people who live north of the city in Westchester and parts of Connecticut.”

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