Breeze Airways, the start up airline founded by David Neeleman, who also founded other successful airlines, including JetBlue, Azul, and WestJet, has announced… well are going to be announcing an expansion soon.
Now, there’s no 100% confirmation on what specifically they’re actually announcing, but we can infer this is a route announcement. That’s because, their announcement is going to take place in about 17 hours. At that same time, Long Island airport is making an announcement. Most likely meaning that they will be expanding to Long Island. (@RTG113)
The news was shared on Instagram about 20 minutes ago as of writing this. Announcement is it to take place on 2021-12-06T16:30:00Z. I have also linked the tweet that Long Island Airport sent out earlier today.
Hopefully, they will expand all around the country soon, and become another large low-cost airline integrated in the US aviation industry!
They said they would announce A220 routes in early 2022. Does ISP have a good amount of catchment from NYC to support transcon flights? Or is it mainly attracting residents more towards the east of JFK?
Yeah, it’s a classic move. Avelo, Allegiant, Frontier, Alaska, etc. Breeze joins in on that “system”. It’ll likely continue to happen, which will be fun.
It really depends. Traditionally, no. Most people in NYC aren’t going to ISP. Hour train ride then shuttle to the airport isn’t really worth it over any of the NYC airports or flying transcon out of JFK or EWR. I’m sure there’s people from NYC going to ISP here and there for cheap F9 fares, but I doubt it’s much. Maybe it’ll be more now with F9 leaving Newark, though.
Most people using ISP are people from Long Island, (mostly the east end since shorter drive and easier airport compared to any of the NYC ones) but I think if they advertise it right and make the flights cheap, transcon could work and some NYC people may find it worth it. Personally, I do think a transcon can work, it’ll just take a lot of work to make it last
Happy to see them coming to ISP! Sure, they’re only flying to 2 destinations, but it’s a start. Remember they’re still a new airline building their fleet. I’m happy they chose us with the limited fleet they have. Let’s fill their planes, build their trust in us, and show them we can get more destinations!
1 thing I’ve already noticed is Breeze is marketing ISP as “New York/Islip” and using pictures of NYC. Thought they’d do that, advertising it to out of town folks as a NYC destination. One of the things that I think will help it.