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New CRW flight route to Tampa begins in two months

Breeze Airways introduces third route out of West Virginia’s Capitol City

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In two months, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) will offer a flight route to Tampa, Florida. This new nonstop route will begin Oct 4 with service on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at fares starting from just $77 one way.

“Having the opportunity to partner with Breeze Airways and make our great state even more accessible to travelers is an amazing opportunity,” said West Virginia Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. “Our uncrowded mountain towns and world class outdoor recreation are now reachable by three direct flight routes offered by Breeze Airways. I’m looking forward to all of the visitors that will get the chance to see why John Denver’s famous ode calls West Virginia Almost Heaven.”

Chelsea Ruby W.Va. Tourism Commissioner

These flights are a part of a larger partnership announced between West Virginia and Breeze on March 28, 2023. The partnership between Breeze, the state’s Department of Tourism, the Kanawha County Commission, and the City of Charleston will provide direct air service between West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) and at least five cities over the next two years. 

“We are thrilled that Breeze will be adding a third nonstop destination to Tampa, FL, starting this fall,” said Dominique Ranieri, Airport Director and CEO of West Virginia International Yeager Airport. “This new route enhances connectivity for our passengers and strengthens CRW’s commitment to providing convenient travel options to popular destinations. We are excited about our partnership with Breeze Airways, and to be able to continue expanding our air service offerings to facilitate the travel needs of our community and visitors.”

Nonstop flights to Orlando, Florida (MCO) and Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) began earlier this summer, with at least three more destinations, slated to be added over the next 24 months. This innovative partnership comes after years of decline in available destinations from smaller airports around the country, including West Virginia International Yeager Airport. 

Breeze has grown rapidly since its founding, now with 145 nonstop routes between 36 cities in 22 states nationally. The airline has ordered 80 brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with options for 40 more.

The partnership follows several years of record-breaking tourism growth in West Virginia and a year in which the state was labeled a must-see tourism destination by publications such as Travel + LeisureOutside MagazineConde NastLonely PlanetFrommer’sTIMECNN, and USA Today.


About Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S.

best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Breeze now

offers a mix of 145 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 36 cities in 22

states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of

Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and

affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times.

With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight

credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating – delivered

via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Book your flight today

at flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app. Flights start at a low cost of $39 for a one way ticket. 

About West Virginia International Yeager Airport

With competitive airfares to destinations worldwide and nonstop flights to major airports, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) strives to make the travel experience enjoyable and hassle-free. Convenient parking within walking distance of the terminal and security lines with short waiting times make CRW one of the most passenger-friendly airports in the nation. A short drive from downtown Charleston and just a few minutes from the intersection of three major interstates, CRW is a breeze to get to. CRW is located in Charleston but services Huntington and southern West Virginia.

About West Virginia Tourism

The West Virginia Department of Tourism promotes West Virginia as a leading four-season travel destination and top state to live, work and retire. Known as the Mountain State, West Virginia is one of the most scenic states in the United States and home to thousands of acres of parks and public lands, including America’s newest national park and 45 state parks and forests. In addition to its majestic mountains and rolling hills, West Virginia is full of rich historic sites, enchanting art galleries, charming towns and an immense sense of belonging found only in its heaven-like landscapes. More information at WVtourism.com.

Undiscovered hidden gems and world-class outdoor adventures await in the Mountain State. Order your free West Virginia Vacation Guide today at WVtourism.com to begin planning the unforgettable getaway you have been longing for.

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