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A popular new airline is temporarily ceasing operations on one of its two routes at the local airport after less than a year.

Breeze Airways, a low-cost airline based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been busy adding flights to its 29-state network over the past few months. Now the company plans to discontinue one of its flights: nonstop service from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield to Tampa International Airport in Florida.

The planned end of nonstop service to the popular destination is August 12, 2024, according to Breeze, but not forever. According to Breeze’s communications specialist Ryan Williams, flights to Tampa were seasonal for the summer and will resume in 2025.

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“We had always planned for the Springfield-Tampa route to be a summer-only service,” Williams said. “That would be a seasonal break… We don’t have a definitive date (when the route will reopen), but we are currently planning for next summer.”

The short-lived route existed for less than a year when Breeze was first announced at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in December of last year. Breeze still operates one other flight from the airport for now, a nonstop flight to Orlando, Florida. The Orlando flights have been extended at least until next May as a purchasing window for passengers.

“There are no changes to this route,” Williams said. “We have postponed the sale to early 2025 and extended it until May.”

Breeze Airways was founded in 2018 and began operations in May 2021 to offer nonstop flights to Central Florida’s two major airports – Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport.

The airline tends to target mid-sized cities for nonstop flights and has added a total of 56 cities to its schedule. However, in 2022 and 2023, Breeze permanently canceled four flights in Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Claire Grant writes about business, growth and development and other news topics for The State Journal-Register. Reach her at [email protected]; and on X (formerly known as Twitter): @Claire_Granted