Low-cost startup airline Breeze is launching 2 new routes from Southern California

Breeze is adding John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California to its map with new nonstop routes to Orlando International Airport and Provo Municipal Airport in Utah.


Upstart airline Breeze is growing again. It’s adding a new nonstop route from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Orlando International — the only airline to fly direct from the home of Disneyland to the home of Walt Disney World.

It will fly once-a-day service from Orange County’s SNA airport to Orlando’s MCO using Airbus A220 jets with two classes of service.

Breeze said it also would add a new non-stop route from John Wayne to Provo Municipal Airport in Utah — the home of Brigham Young University that’s about 50 miles from Salt Lake City.

The upstart’s new routes fit into the Breeze model of connecting leisure-heavy locations without nonstop service. Most major airlines serve John Wayne and Orlando, but none are direct. Provo was listed among the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas in recent Census data.

Flyers traveling from Provo will also be able to continue on to Orlando without getting off the plane, if they choose. Breeze calls this its “BreezeThru” service, a service it has offered on other routes.

The addition of John Wayne will bring Breeze Airways’ national footprint to 34 cities – more than double what the rapidly-growing startup carrier founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman launched with in May 2021.

Correction November 9, 2022: An earlier version misstated the direction of the “BreezeThru” service and implied a route the airline does not fly. It flies from Provo to Orlando with a stop in Santa Ana.

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