Seriously nice. That’s the slogan of spunky new airline startup Breeze Airways which announced its intention to operate a base out of Rhode Island’s TF Green International Airport. The new base will bring around 250 new jobs to the region.
Jodi Reed, the Bureau Chief for NBC10 News in Providence, Rhode Island, took to Twitter today to share some exciting new developments for residents of the diminutive state. In her remarks she shared that the CEO of airline startup Breeze Airways announced that the TF Green International Airport would soon become a base of operations for the airline, adding around 250 jobs to the region.
The new base of operations will bring 8 plans to the airport Providence-area airport along with mechanics, gate agents, ground crew, pilots and flight attendants. According to Reed, the average salary of these positions is around $70k.
In the official press release, the timing of this latest move is 2023, although Breeze Airways has already been flying in and out of the Providence airport since mid-2021.
According to the TF Green Airport Authority, the base of operations will support 20 nonstop flights for the airline helmed by the man who started JetBlue and who intended to create the world’s nicest airline in his latest efforts with Breeze Airways. The Provo, Utah-based airline recently opened routes out of the San Bernadino Airport in Southern California’s Inland Empire and seems intent on seeing its rapid growth aspirations come to fruition.
Tom Doxey, the President of Breeze Airways, had this to say in the press release accompanying the news, “Since launching here a year ago, the community, the airport and the state of Rhode Island have fully embraced Breeze – making it one of our fastest growing cities. The ease and convenience of flying from PVD perfectly encapsulates our ‘Seriously Nice’ approach to air travel and we’re thrilled to expand our services from T.F. Green in the coming years.”
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Dynamite news, I live 1/2 between PVD and BOS.
PVD, BDL, MKE, IND, MCI, OKC – all are great markets for someone like Breeze to swoop into. Midsized markets that are basically offered service to hubs (and Florida) by the majors and not much else. Yet the demand is there for more point to point. PVD and BDL are, in particular, great markets for this airline as they’re often overshadowed by nearby BOS and NYC area airports, yet they’re good-sized markets in their own right. Good move here.