Play the theme ‘The Simpsons’.
Springfield has landed a low-cost airline. That will happen this winter when Breeze lands in the city with two nonstop routes to Florida.
Which Springfield, you ask?
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Although The Simpsons was famously vague about which Springfield it was set in, Breeze is happy to say it will fly from the one in Illinois.
Breeze service from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) begins December 1 with biweekly service to Orlando. Flights to Tampa, also twice weekly, begin December 4.
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“We are thrilled to be the first airport in Illinois to welcome Breeze Airways with nonstop service from Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Orlando International and Tampa International Airports,” said Frank Vala, chairman of the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. in a statement announcing the new routes from the airport.
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“Breeze’s commitment to Springfield demonstrates the confidence they have in our community to support these new routes and grow as new opportunities become available.”
Introductory fares on both routes start at $49 each way, but travelers should be sure to factor in additional costs. Breeze’s cheapest fare type – the ‘Nice’ fares – includes additional fees for things like seat assignments and both carry-on and checked baggage. Breeze’s “Lekker” and “Nicest” fare types include checked baggage.
Breeze will operate its Airbus A220-300 aircraft on both new routes from Springfield. The schedule details can be found below.
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Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- Flights will commence on December 1 and operate on Mondays and Fridays, before switching to Wednesdays and Saturdays on January 10.
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
- The flights start on December 4 and operate on Mondays and Fridays.
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