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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Breeze Airways is celebrating seven new flights from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport including its first non-stop flight to Los Angeles.

Takeoff to LAX was at 8 a.m. Wednesday and it’s the first of four new non-stop flights scheduled for this week, including Tampa, Jacksonville and Richmond.

Non-stop flights to Fort Myers, Sarasota and Orlando will begin in July.

“We truly appreciate Breeze Airways’ continued investment in service to our state and region as they expand their Rhode Island routes and base of operations at PVD,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

“These new routes, including Rhode Island T. F. Green International Airport’s first regularly-scheduled nonstop flights to the West Coast, are welcome news for leisure and business travelers to and from our state,” Ahmad continued.

This comes after Breeze opened its base of operations at T.F. Green back in March.

The airline will now base eight planes at T.F. Green and is hiring flight crews, maintenance workers, and other staff to support them.

From T.F. Green, Breeze also serves Charleston, South Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana; Norfolk, Virginia; Orange County, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Provo/Salt Lake City, Utah; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

The airline’s goal is to have service to 20 or more different destinations by 2027.

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