GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - As tourism and the local business economy grow in South Mississippi, Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is working to meet the demand.
Breeze Airways announced Tuesday morning it will be adding two flight services at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
According to the airline, direct flights will run twice weekly from Gulfport to both Tampa, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Executive Director Clay Williams says Breeze Airways is a perfect choice.
“What’s really interesting about Breeze and what we felt would be a good fit, they offer affordable service to underserved markets like Gulfport-Biloxi. So, they actually have an aircraft type that we feel is the right size for our market.”
Breeze Airways -- launched by Jet Blue Founder David Neeleman will include non-stop flights starting to both Las Vegas and Tampa on January 12, 2024.
Fares on the new nonstop routes start from $29* one-way to Tampa and $59* one-way to Las Vegas if purchased by October 30, for travel by September 3, 2024.
The airline addition is just the tip of the iceberg. Since 2021, the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport has received $16.17 million dollars in RESTORE Act funding.
Four massive projects are underway or about to begin. Among them, expanding a secondary runway, a new hanger, a new maintenance facility, and site work for future economic development Williams says the airport is putting the RESTORE money toward long-term growth over the next decade.
“We’re looking at other areas and parcels that the airport owns and how can we improve and how can we enhance for the future.”
Breeze is also offering 10,000 bonus BreezePoints** to all guests who purchase roundtrip travel by Thursday, using the code ‘BUNDLEUP’ to purchase either a Nicer or Nicest fare bundle. The Bundle Up promotion is on sale for three days, through October 26 (11:59 p.m. ET), for travel from October 31 through February 13, 2024. Flights must be purchased at flybreeze.com or through the Breeze app.
*$29 Nice promotion is available only when booking a new reservation for travel between GPT-TPA, TPA-GPT. *$59 Nice promotion is available only when booking a new reservation for travel between GPT-LAS, LAS-GPT. Promotion must be purchased from October 24, 2023, through October 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET). GPT-TPA, TPA-GPT, GPT-LAS, and LAS-GPT promotion valid only for travel from January 12, 2024, through September 3, 2024. CAK-RDU and RDU-CAK promotion valid only for travel from February 2, 2024, through September 3, 2024. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
**10,000 BreezePoints ($100) bonus offer applies only to new reservations for Nicer or Nicest bundles on roundtrip flights with promo code BUNDLEUP. Supply is limited, and no advance purchase requirement applies. Promotion must be purchased at flybreeze.com or on the Breeze app from October 24, 2023, through October 26, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET), for travel from October 31, 2023, through February 13, 2024. All travel must be flown on qualifying travel dates for BreezePoints bonus to be applied. BreezePoints are earned after travel and will be deposited into the booking Guest account within 10 days after final travel is completed and must be used within 6 months of receipt. All fare rules will apply. Certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable. Fare prices, fare classes, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
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