Inaugural Nonstops to Columbus, Norfolk and Pittsburgh Take Flight with Breeze Airways at Bradley International Airport

Windsor Locks, CT – July 29, 2021 – The Connecticut Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Bradley International Airport is launching new, nonstop service to Columbus, Norfolk and Pittsburgh with Breeze Airways today.  These three launches follow the airline’s recent debut at Bradley International Airport and its inaugural nonstop service to Charleston, SC.

“We are incredibly honored to have welcomed Breeze Airways to Bradley International Airport this spring and to now have all four of its new nonstop routes officially launched,” said Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “All four destinations are new destinations, offering affordable access and added convenience for our passenger base. I thank Breeze Airways for recognizing Bradley International Airport’s vitality in their inaugural network and look forward to strengthening our promising partnership.”

Breeze Airways is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The airline was founded by David Neeleman and is his fifth airline start-up, after JetBlue, Brazil’s Azul, Canada’s WestJet, and Utah-based Morris Air, which was later purchased by Southwest Airlines. It officially made its much-anticipated national debut in May, with Bradley International Airport selected as a launch airport.

The new nonstops will operate on a single-class Embraer aircraft, with a two-by-two seat configuration, as follows:

  • Columbus
    • Operating on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays
    • BDL to CMH: 11 AM (Departure) – 12:40 PM (Arrival)
    • CMH to BDL: 9:10 AM (Arrival) – 10:45 AM (Arrival)
  • Norfolk
    • Operating on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays
    • BDL to ORF: 5:35 PM (Departure) – 7:05 PM (Arrival)
    • ORF to BDL: 3:35 PM (Departure) – 5:00 PM (Arrival)
  • Pittsburgh
    • Operating on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays
    • BDL to PIT: 7:10 PM (Departure) – 8:40 PM (Arrival)
    • PIT to BDL: 8:50 AM (Departure) – 10:15 AM (Arrival)

Among its hallmark offerings, Breeze Airways is committed to low fares, with booking flexibility that includes no change or cancellation fees for flights changed or cancelled up to 15 minutes before scheduled departure.

The airline is also dedicated to safety and cleanliness. Breeze’s aircraft are cleaned and disinfected frequently, and they are equipped with HEPA filters onboard, which refresh cabin air every few minutes. In accordance with federal law, passengers and crew are required to wear face coverings on the aircraft, except while eating and drinking.

Flights to Columbus, Norfolk, Pittsburgh and Charleston, which launched on May 27, are available for booking at

About Breeze Airways

Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze Airways is a new low cost airline offering point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times.  Breeze’s team is a group of aviation experts and fanatics, working day and night to build a ‘Seriously Nice’ airline. Breeze’s mission is to make the world of travel simple, affordable and convenient, using technology, ingenuity and kindness to improve the travel experience.

About Bradley International Airport

Bradley International Airport (BDL) invites you to “Journey On” and once again experience the convenience of traveling at New England’s second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops, expanded services and accredited COVID-19 safety measures. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded.  The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy. For more info, visit

About The Connecticut Airport Authority

The CAA was established in 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham).  The CAA Board consists of 11 members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government.  The goal of the CAA is to make Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, bring in new routes, and support Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy.


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