Breeze Airways adds direct flights from XNA to Tampa, New Orleans, San Antonio

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Breeze Airways will offer nonstop flights to three destinations from Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) starting this summer.

The low-cost carrier will begin nonstop service to Tampa starting June 17 and nonstop flights to New Orleans and San Antonio starting July 15.

All three destinations will be available for Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday flights.

Breeze’s introductory fares start at $39 and there are no change or cancellation fees.

During booking, guests can currently choose from “Nice” or “Nicer” fares.

The “Nice” fares start at $39 one-way and include a personal item, such as a backpack or purse. Guests can select a seat assignment and add bags to their reservation for an additional cost. If no seat is selected then one will be assigned at no cost during check-in. The “Nice” seat pitch is 29 inches on the E-190 aircraft and 31 inches on the E-195s.

The “Nicer” fare includes an extra legroom seat assignment, a personal item, a carry-on bag (overhead bin), one checked bag, a complimentary drink and snack, and priority boarding. The “Nicer” seat pitch is between 33 and 39 inches on the E-190s, depending on the row selected, and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s.

“Nicest” fares are coming in the fall along with business class seating, according to a news release.

Flights are now on sale at and the Breeze app.

XNA was previously known as a regional airport, but its board voted to change the name to Northwest Arkansas National Airport in late 2019. The airport’s three-letter code (XNA) remained the same.

The airport recently began offering nonstop service to Austin, Philadelphia and Phoenix. With the three new cities announced this month, passengers can now travel nonstop from XNA to 22 destinations.

Direct flights from XNA