Islip, NY –February 18, 2022 – Breeze Airways’ first flight to Charleston, SC from Long Island MacArthur Airport took off today, just a day after the airline’s inaugural flight from Islip to Norfolk, VA.  Beginning May 19th, the airline also will offer one-stop “BreezeThru” flights from ISP to New Orleans, Louisiana, with a brief stop in Charleston, but no change of planes. Together with JetBlue, Breeze Airways marks the 5th airline founded by its Chairman and CEO, David Neeleman.

“Today, Long Island MacArthur becomes our 17th airport, and our first airport in the state of New York, and it’s great to be back,” said Breeze Chairman and CEO, David Neeleman. “Breeze is bringing ‘Seriously Nice’ flights and fares to New York with its first flights to Charleston and Norfolk, and we look forward to adding more routes once these are as successful as we expect them to be,” he said.  

“The nearly 3 million people living in Nassau and Suffolk counties consider MacArthur Airport their hometown airport. They live here, they work here, their families are here and they love to travel. They don’t like the hassle of crowds or traffic at larger airports, and this is why Breeze Airways is such a good fit for Long Island,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “We also share Breeze’s enthusiastic and positive business outlook and commitment to providing customers with a ‘Seriously Nice’ travel experience,” added Carpenter.