Jon McBride | Posted: 4 Aug 2022 | Updated: 3 Mar 2023

BYU Athletics partners with now-Provo-based Breeze Airways

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Breeze Airways president Tom Doxey with Cosmo the Cougar at press conference podium Breeze Airways president Tom Doxey at press conference podium BYU deputy athletic director Brian Santiago at press conference podium for Breeze Airways announcement

PROVO, Utah — Today Breeze Airways debuted service from Provo, Utah, launching its first west coast base there, and has also announced a corporate sponsorship with BYU Athletics to become the Cougars’ official hometown airline.

Breeze will operate daily nonstop flights from both Provo and San Bernardino to San Francisco International Airport, with fares starting as low as $39 one way. In addition, the airline will offer one-stop/no plane change BreezeThru service between Provo and San Bernardino, via SFO.

The five-year agreement between Breeze and BYU Athletics will include involvement at football games in Cougar Canyon, plus sponsorships at other BYU athletic venues, as well as on BYUtv, BYU Radio and BYU social media. The partnership will also include helping fly BYU athletes to compete all over the country.

“As a former BYU student-athlete, I cannot wait to get out to some games and root on the Cougars this season,” said Tom Doxey, president of Breeze Airways.  “We couldn’t be more proud to be the hometown airline for BYU Athletics, and for Provo airport for that matter. We wish the student-athletes all the best this upcoming year and are excited to be involved with the department as it transitions into the Big 12.”

Breeze will add more destinations from Provo this year, including nonstop service to Las Vegas, starting Oct. 5, and to Los Angeles, starting Nov. 2. 

“We are excited to partner with Breeze Airways,” said Casey Stauffer, BYU associate athletic director for corporate sponsorship. “As BYU Athletics continues to prepare for Big 12 Conference membership, we’re thankful to have excellent corporate partners coming aboard with us. It’s especially exciting to partner with businesses run by former Cougar student-athletes, like Tom and Breeze Airways.”

About Breeze Airways 

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 from 16 destinations primarily in the east and southeast of the United States.  One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards  In 2022, Breeze expanded west across the U.S., including coast-to-coast flights, and now offers 87 nonstop routes between 30 cities in 18 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating - delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at and via the Breeze app.

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