Breeze Airways celebrates inaugural flights at W.Va. International Yeager Airport
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Breeze Airways celebrated inaugural flights Wednesday into West Virginia International Yeager Airport in Charleston.
The second flight landed a little after 4:30 p.m. from Orlando, Florida. It was delayed after being scheduled to land at 3 p.m.
Champagne was sprayed on the plane after it arrived at the gate. WSAZ was invited to get video of that flight landing.
Breeze Airways offers direct flights to Charleston, South Carolina, and Orlando.
“Our whole model is based on secondary markets like this one that are underserved, and they need and want that service, and they are ready and willing to jump on those planes, and we are ready to take them,” Angela Vargo, the company’s vice president of marketing and communications, said.
Ahmed Shatnawi came to see his sister off on a flight to Charleston, South Carolina, to visit their father, who moved there for work in August.
He says having this option is a huge benefit for their family.
“Last time we went we had to go through like three different flights to get from here to there,” he said. “Now it’s just one flight. Now he can come in every weekend if he wants to. It’s such a relief now.”
Flights to New York City and the West Coast are expected to be added during the next couple of years.
New routes have been on sale at introductory fares of $59 and $49 one way.
Flight info can be found on the company’s website here.
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