Breeze Airways adds flights to Jacksonville, Tampa out of LI’s MacArthur Airport


Long Islanders are getting two new flights to the Sunshine State.

Breeze Airways — Long Island MacArthur Airport’s newest airline — announced it will soon be offering services to both Jacksonville and Tampa from Islip.

According to a Newsday report, the Jacksonville route will begin in May 19, and the Tampa flight will start Aug. 18.

Check out the tweet below from Long Island MacArthur Airport’s official Twitter page on the aircraft that will be used for the flights, which will include first-class seating.

For the uninitiated, the airline — which launched May 2021 — is a creation of JetBlue founder David Neeleman. The company avoids the major hubs, and instead focuses on offering nonstop service between such secondary locations as Long Island and Providence, Rhode Island.

It began offering flights out of Long Island in February, with flights to Norfolk, Viriginia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Breeze later added services to New Orleans in May.

Breeze is one of the three airlines that currently operate out of ISP. The other two are Frontier and Southwest. American previously flew out of Long Island but canceled services due to a pilot shortage in September.

Top: Breeze’s A22 aircraft that will fly to Jacksonville and Tampa from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport. (Credit: Twitter)