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Breeze Airways on the Rise in Utah

$8 million CAPEX

78 jobs

Project Blue

May 12, 2022

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Breeze Aviation Group, Inc., (aka Breeze Airways) plans to bring up to 78 new high-paying jobs to Utah during the next five years. Capital expenditures associated with the project are $8 million.

"This significant expansion from Breeze brings jobs, connects Utahns through new flight routes to new destinations, and provides opportunities for people to visit Utah for work and play,” said Dan Hemmert, Go Utah's executive director. “We’re excited to see this Utah company grow, and we’re even more excited to take advantage of its budget-friendly airfare."

Breeze Airways is a Utah-based airline that began flying in the summer of 2021. The company focuses on offering nonstop flights and low fares on routes ignored or abandoned by other airlines. By flying nonstop routes with little or no competition, Breeze Airways opens up travel to many that did not have the option or could not previously afford it.

“It’s been the question on everyone’s lips since we first opened our headquarters – when are you flying from Utah?” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “We’re excited to continue growing and hiring from here, and now flying from Utah too.  The beautiful, newly renovated Provo airport will give our guests an easy way to travel to both coasts and provide a wonderful ‘home base’ for Breeze.”

Breeze Airways may receive up to 15% of the additional state taxes it will pay over the five-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (EDTIF) tax credit (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)). Each year that Breeze meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.

“We’re encouraged by Breeze Airways selecting Utah as a national training center for its pilots and maintenance staff,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Workforce development is critical to any industry, and we anticipate Breeze will find competitive operating costs and logistical advantages siting this center here.”

Colby Cooley, vice president of business development, led Project Blue for EDCUtah.

For more information on this or other projects, contact Colby Cooley, at 801-323-4250, ccooley@edcutah.org.

WP Moving & Logistics (an EDCUtah ambassador investor) provided relocation services.

Investors: If you were involved in this project and would like to add your organization to this announcement, please email connect@edcutah.org.

Colby Cooley

Vice President of Business Development

ccooley​@edcutah.org
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