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New Airline Coming To Columbus In July With 5 Nonstop Routes

Breeze Airways airplane in-flight
Breeze Airways
A Breeze Airways airplane in-flight.

A new low-cost airline will begin flying out of John Glenn Columbus International Airport in July.

Breeze Airways plans to add nonstop routes from Columbus to Charleston, South Carolina, Hartford, Connecticut, New Orleans, Norfolk, Virginia and Tampa. Flights begin in July. The new airline will also fly out of Akron-Canton airport.

Flights will start at $39 for one-way fares. Breeze will charge $20 per bag for up to three checked or carry-on bags, although one personal item such as a purse or backpack is allowed per customer. The airline will not charge fees for changing or canceling up to 15 minutes before a flight's scheduled departure.

Breeze will start flying out of other cities on May 27, mostly with short hops around the Southeast, but it plans to serve 16 cities by late July, including more places in the East and Midwest.

Breeze is the creation of David Neeleman, who started JetBlue Airways and several other airlines.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

Debbie Holmes began her career in broadcasting in Columbus after graduating from The Ohio State University. She left the Buckeye state to pursue a career in television news and worked as a reporter and anchor in Moline, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee.