Long Beach Airport announced Thursday it will add another carrier this fall, with Breeze Airways beginning flights to and from an as-yet-unannounced destination.
Breeze is a year-old, Utah-based airline that offers nonstop service between “underserved” routes across the U.S., according to the airport’s announcement.
It will operate one flight a day from LGB and one flight returning.
Most of Breeze’s airports are in the East, but the airline does offer flights to and from LAX, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Provo, Utah, among its destinations west of the Mississippi River.
LAX announced the addition of Breeze in March. Breeze’s website says service from LAX will begin June 29 to Providence, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; Savannah, Georgia; Provo/Salt Lake City; and Westchester/White Plains, New York.
The airline has a fleet of Airbus 220-300, Embraer 190 and Embraer 195 planes. Its first flight, in May 2021, was from Tampa International Airport to Charleston International Airport.
“It’s no secret — airlines and travelers know that Long Beach is the coolest and most convenient gateway to Southern California,” Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry said in a statement.
“Our airport is in a strong position to retain and attract airlines such as Breeze Airways that connect our great city to visitors and new, exciting destinations.”
Breeze joins American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines operating out of LGB. UPS also operates cargo flights out of Long Beach. In all, 53 flights daily operate out of LGB.
Breeze recently won one of two available permanent flight slots at Long Beach, after the slots were relinquished by Delta on April 19.
Southwest was awarded the other remaining slot to boost its service at Long Beach, airport officials said. Southwest operates 38 flights a day out of LGB, most among the airport’s carriers.
Long Beach offers nonstop service to 15 destinations across the U.S., including Hawaii. More information is available at lgb.org/destinations.