Heads up, Cougars fans: There’s a new flight from Provo to Big 12 country

Provo travelers will get a direct connection to Dallas this summer.

(Business Wire) Utah-based Breeze Airways will offer Provo passengers a new flight to Dallas, just in time for the BYU football season.

New flights from Provo will be touching down in Dallas ahead of the kickoff to Brigham Young University’s football season late this summer.

Breeze Airways flights will start June 7 with twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays, offering Cougars fans the possibility of weekend getaways for the team’s Sept. 6 non-conference matchup against Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Sept. 26 bout with Baylor in Waco about 95 miles south.

While that Friday game against SMU doesn’t have a set kickoff time yet, BYU fans stand a decent chance of making it to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport ahead of the game. The flight leaves Provo at 7 a.m.

The new flight gets Utah County residents a third direct route to Texas out of Provo. Allegiant Air already flies to Austin and Houston. The additional service marks Breeze’s fourth direct flight out of the newly upgraded Provo airport, where the low-cost carrier operates flights to San Francisco, Santa Ana and Phoenix.

“Breeze continues to be a great partner with the Provo Airport,” the airport’s director, Brian Torgerson, said in a news release. “Since opening the new terminal, DFW has been a focus of our air service development efforts at the Provo Airport. Breeze is stepping up to make this important connection a reality. I am confident that this initial connection to DFW will open up significant opportunities for growth and continued success at the Provo Airport.”

One-way fares to Texas’s most populous metropolitan area will start at $69.

The carrier, headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, took flight in May 2021 and debuted in Provo in August 2022 with flights to San Francisco and San Bernardino.

Nearly a quarter of passengers flying through Provo Airport took Breeze flights last year, federal statistics show. Allegiant is the only other commercial airline that serves the Cougars’ hometown.

Both airlines also fly to Phoenix, and Allegiant offers flights to Orlando, giving BYU fans easy access to next season’s Big 12 road games at Arizona State and the University of Central Florida.