Gearing up for season, more airlines are beefing up their service to Southwest Florida. Here is one more. Breeze Airways adds even more flights to RSW in Fort Myers. Now people who live in, or want to visit, Naples, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Islands, and everywhere in between, have one more option to the New England area. The new routes are to Portland, Maine (PWM).

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Breeze Airways adds a new non-stop route from RSW. To celebrate flights are on sale for a short time. Check dates now

Breeze Airways RSW

The new non-stop route begins November 15th. There will be two flights a week. This latest addition to Breeze Airways raises the number of markets served to and from RSW to 14 for the holidays and the busy winter tourist season. In July, Breeze added nine new routes to also take flight in November. They are:

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Norfolk, Virgina
  • Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Richmond, Virgina
  • Syracuse, New York

When the airline adds new routes to its roster, it typically does so with a big sale. This time is no exception. The new non-stop flights from RSW to Portland are being introduced with $89 one-way fares. To get the rate, you must book in the next few days. The deadline is September 19th and there is one small restriction. The sale is for flights that take place between November 15th and April 30th. Breeze is a newer airline that boasts affordable fares targeting the more underserved routes across the United States.

Want to see those fall leaves or perhaps visit friends and family for the holidays? If Portland, Maine is the destination, check out the days the non-stop takes flight and take advantage of some savings with this new route introductory sale.

RSW Named Number One Airport In America

RSW Named Number One Airport In America

Fort Myers is known for having the best beaches, golf courses and sunsets. Now, it will also be known for having the best airport too.

Being from Chicago, I was used to flying out of Ohare, which is one of the busiest airports in the country. Not only was traffic on the highway always terrible, but parking was easily an hour event, not to mention expensive. Also, the lines for check-in and TSA were insanely long. So, it was a breath of fresh air after moving here to be able to fly out of RSW. Yes, they may recommend arriving 2 hours before your flight leaves, but I’ve never waited longer than 10 minutes to get through security. It’s convenient, parking is reasonable, and no trams or people movers are necessary to get around the airport.

I’m not the only one to think that Southwest Florida International (RSW) is pretty great. Travel Lens thinks so too. Travel Lens is an online publication that features best hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and airports. There are over 5000 public airports in the United States. Travel Lens looked at the 50 busiest airports in the country and factors like wait times, passenger satisfaction, CO2 emissions and Google review ratings.

On the USA Airport Report by Travel Lens, RSW came in at number one with a rating of 8.06/10.  The airport has a Google review rating of 4.5 /5. While it’s not the biggest airport, it may surprise you to learn that it’s the second busiest single runway airport in the United States. The average wait time is just 16 minutes and there are low pollution levels.

Ben Siegel is the executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. He said about their rating “We would not be able to have this success without our employees, the airlines, Transportation Security Administration, concessions and airport business partners who work so hard each and every day to make the travel experience at RSW a positive one for our guests.”

Top 10 Airports in America, According to Travel Lens:

  • 10. Washington Dulles International (IAD)

    Score: 6.58

  • 9. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI)

    Score: 6.63

  • 8. Harry Reid International, Nevada (LAS)

    Score: 6.89

  • 7. Indianapolis International (IND)

    Score: 7.1

  • 6. Sacramento International (SMF)

    Score: 7.3

  • 5. Dallas Love Field (DAL)

    Score: 7.35

  • 4. Tampa International (TPA)

    Score: 7.76

  • 3. Portland International, Oregon (PDX)

    Score: 7.86

  • 2. John Wayne, Orange County, California (SNA)

    Score: 7.96

  • 1. Southwest Florida International (RSW)

    Score: 8.06

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