Breeze Airways Expands Routes with Nonstop Service to Tampa, Florida from West Virginia International Yeager Airport
Breeze Airways launched service at CRW last month and has just announced their third nonstop destination to sunny Tampa, Florida. Flights are scheduled to begin on October 4, 2023. This exciting addition marks Breeze Airways‘ third nonstop destination from the West Virginia International Yeager Airport, opening up new opportunities for travelers in the region. With its commitment to affordable fares and exceptional service, Breeze Airways continues to redefine the flying experience for passengers.
Expanding Horizons: West Virginia International Yeager Airport has seen a remarkable increase in its connectivity options since Breeze Airways launched service. Breeze Airways’ decision to establish Tampa, Florida as its third nonstop destination from West Virginia International Yeager Airport speaks volumes about the airline’s dedication to enhancing regional connectivity. By offering convenient, direct flights, Breeze Airways facilitates easy access to popular destinations, fostering economic growth and tourism opportunities for both West Virginia and Tampa.
The addition of Tampa to Breeze Airways’ expanding route network provides West Virginians with more travel options, allowing them to effortlessly connect with family, friends, and business partners in the Sunshine State. Similarly, Floridians now have the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of West Virginia, immersing themselves in its rich history and natural wonders.
Tampa, Florida: The Sunshine State Awaits: Tampa, Florida, is a vibrant city known for its sunny weather, stunning beaches, and diverse cultural attractions. From exploring the iconic Busch Gardens theme park to relaxing on the pristine shores of Clearwater Beach, Tampa offers an array of experiences for all types of travelers. By introducing nonstop flights to Tampa, Breeze Airways has opened up a gateway for West Virginians to immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of the Sunshine State. Whether it’s a family vacation, a weekend getaway, or a business trip, Tampa’s blend of outdoor activities, cultural landmarks, and mouthwatering cuisine is sure to captivate visitors.
What to expect: The new route will begin on Oct. 4 with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fares start from just $59 one way.
- Breeze offers passengers both bundled and a la carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes Breeze Ascent, two checked bags, and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.
- Breeze currently flies both regional and transcontinental flights within the U.S. on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
- Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT HOME BASE FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT RAPID FUELING
Through West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s (CRW) Home Base Program, CRW will again welcome military aircraft to refuel by rapid fueling.
Rapid or “hot” refueling is the process of refueling an aircraft while at least one engine is still running. Hot fueling reduces the time it takes an aircraft to get back into the air and carry out additional missions.
Shutting down the aircraft, fueling, and starting back up can take more than an hour, while hot fueling takes just 15 – 20 minutes. CRW is a certified rapid fueling location and uses the same procedures to hot fuel that are used on military bases around the world.
CRW Airport Director & CEO, Nick Keller, says the increased military flights will benefit the Airport and the community.
“Hot refueling puts agility at the forefront,” said Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO. “Military aircraft can land at CRW without shutting off their engines and then reliably and quickly take back off to fulfill another mission.”
In 2021, the Home Base Program attracted over 150 military units to CRW for fuel. As a result, CRW hopes to drastically increase the economic impact of the Home Base Program on the local economy in 2022. The public may notice additional military air traffic in the area in the coming months. Hot refueling is heavily regulated and the airport’s program has received approval from the Defense Logistics Agency.
YEAGER AIRPORT LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITIES
Yeager Airport has partnered with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower organization, allowing some passengers to ask discretely for support.
To better meet the needs of all travelers with disabilities, CRW is launching the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program beginning December 16, 2021. Travelers with hidden disabilities can now request a free sunflower lanyard, bracelet, or pin at the welcome counter in baggage claim to let airport staff know they may need a little help or extra patience.
“Making sure our passengers feel comfortable while they travel through CRW is our top priority. Our passengers have always been our biggest supporters, and we want those who may require additional support and accommodations to have a quality travel experience,” said Airport Director Nick Keller. “We are thrilled to implement another program that puts our passenger’s well-being first.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control. 26 percent of American adults have some disability; many are not visually apparent.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program first started in 2016 at Gatwick Airport in Great Britain. Since the program’s launch, airports across the globe have joined the program, including Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Orlando International Airport, to which CRW offers direct flights.
CRW also works with several certified therapy dogs through another new program, Herc’s Pals. Herc’s Pals volunteers and their animals offer a friendly experience to soothe some passengers of their travel worries.