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21 February, 2024

Breeze Airways discloses order for 10 additional A220 aircraft

Breeze Airways announces all-A220 commercial operation by the end of 2024

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market. Combining state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF™ engines.


Breeze Airways has disclosed an order for 10 additional A220-300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total firm order for the aircraft type to 90, making Breeze the third largest customer worldwide for the A220.

“Thanks to its world-class performance capabilities, the A220 is the perfect aircraft to help Breeze achieve its goal to provide nonstop service between underserved routes across the United States,” said Benoรฎt de Saint-Exupรฉry, EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, Airbus. “The aircraft offers efficient operations and an outstanding passenger experience, all while operating with the world's lowest small single-aisle carbon footprint and a lower noise footprint in the communities where it flies. This additional order from Breeze is a strong endorsement for the value and opportunities offered by this latest generation aircraft.”

In addition to its positive cabin experience, the aircraft plays an important role in helping decrease airline operating costs and environmental impact. The aircraft can fly non-stop up to 3,600 nautical miles or 6,700 kilometres. Offering 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, the A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market. Combining state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF™ engines, the A220 brings customers a 50% reduced noise footprint when compared to previous generation aircraft and around 40% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. As with all Airbus aircraft, the A220 is already able to operate with up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Airbus aims for all its aircraft to be capable of operating with up to 100% SAF by 2030.

30 January, 2023

Voyager Aviation Holdings has delivered Its second new Airbus A220-300 in 2022 and announces 5 more A220 jets on a sale and leaseback deal with Breeze Airways



Voyager Aviation Holdings has confirmed that it has recently delivered another new Airbus A220-300 on long-term lease to Breeze Airways and agreed to provide five more aircraft under a further sale and leaseback deal.

“We are delighted to celebrate the delivery of our second A220 to Breeze in 2022 and to further reinforce our long-term partnership with five additional aircraft.”

David Neelman, Breeze's Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We appreciate the continued support of Voyager Aviation with their commitment to finance five additional future A220 deliveries.”

“We are delighted to celebrate the delivery of our second A220 to Breeze in 2022 and to further reinforce our long-term partnership with five additional aircraft,” continued Hooman Yazhari, VAH Executive Chairman. “The transaction underscores the strength of our partnerships and aligns with our strategy to continue the diversification of our portfolio in aircraft types and new airline partnerships. The A220 is the perfect aircraft for Breeze’s operations; we look forward to working closely together with Breeze as one of our key partners, and as they grow their incredible business.”

This is VAH’s second A220 delivery from Airbus’s U.S. Manufacturing Site. The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation geared turbofan engines. The A220 delivers up to 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous-generation aircraft, and 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft - making the A220 a good neighbour around airports.

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. Breeze now offers 121 nonstop routes between 35 cities in 20 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. 







11 November, 2022

Breeze Airways introduces service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport

Breeze A220 at sunset.....Photo Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways A220 at Sunset.  Photo Breeze Airways


Budget carrier Breeze Airways has announced the addition of John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County to its expanding route network.  The new city becomes Breeze’s 34th served and also signifies the airline’s 100th nonstop route, connecting California’s Orange County with Florida’s own Orange County in Orlando (MCO). 

Breeze is also adding nonstop service between SNA and Provo/Salt Lake City, UT (PVU), and one-stop/no plane change ‘BreezeThru’ service between Provo and Orlando. Flights will start on February 16, 2023.

Orange County (SNA) to:

Orlando, FL (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $119* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*); and
Provo, UT (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $49* one way; Nicer from $89*; Nicest from $99*).

Orlando, FL (MCO) to:

Orange County, CA (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $119* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*); and
Provo, UT (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $139* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*).

Provo, UT (PVU) to:

Orange County, CA (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $49* one way; Nicer from $89*; Nicest from $99*); and
Orlando, FL (Daily, starting February 16, Nice from $139* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*).

“Today marks both our 100th nonstop and our 34th destination with the addition of Orange County,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President. “I can’t think of a better way to commemorate this milestone than for the ‘nicest airline’ to connect two of the ‘happiest places on earth’ while also giving our Provo Guests an epic daytrip option from their house to the ‘house of the mouse’ in Orange County.”

“We are pleased to welcome a new airline partner to our diverse group of carriers,” said Charlene Reynolds, Airport Director. “Breeze supports community interests by bringing Orange County a fleet of cleaner, quieter aircraft. We are excited to deliver a superior level of convenience for our guests with additional service and new destinations.”

Breeze took flight in May 2021 and has quickly expanded across the U.S. connecting underserved city pairs with fast, efficient flights. The airline’s business model centers around offering affordable fares with plenty of perks including no change and cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure, free family seating and enhanced seating options including Extra Legroom and First Class seats**. Guests can choose from a la carte or bundled options to create a travel experience that meets their needs.

Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat is 30 inches on the A220s and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s, depending on the row selected. First Class seats feature 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features, such as a footrest, for added comfort, and in-seat AC power and USB/C ports.




*Promotional fare is only available when booking a new reservation for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Promotion must be purchased by November 15, 2022 (11:59 pm ET) for travel by May 16, 2023. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

** First Class seating only available on flights operated on the A220-300

03 November, 2022

Breeze Airways, is adding two new routes from Westchester County Airport (HPN) this week

Breeze Airways, is adding two new routes from Westchester County Airport (HPN) nonstop to both Los Angeles, CA, and Sarasota-Bradenton, FL, from just $109* and $74* one way, respectively. Just five months after its first flight from HPN, Breeze now flies to nine destinations from the airport, more than any other airline.

Nonstop Flights to:

Charleston, SC**
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles, CA** (Daily, starting November 2, from $109* one way);
Nashville, TN
Norfolk, VA
Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (3x weekly, starting November 2, from $74* one way)
Savannah, GA
Vero Beach, FL

BreezeThru Flights (one stop/no plane change) to:

New Orleans, LA

“As a former resident, I know first-hand that HPN is the most convenient New York-area airport for many travelers!” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ Founder and CEO. “However, before Breeze, there was very limited commercial service – especially nonstop flights. Now Westchester and Fairfield County residents can save time and money when flying to the West Coast and beyond.”

Breeze offers a la carte and bundles options so Guests may select and customize a travel experience that meets their needs. The Nicest bundle is only available on flights operated with an Airbus A220-300 aircraft and includes a First Class-style seat in a two-by-two configuration.

Photo Breeze Airways


Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat is 30 inches on the A220s and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s, depending on the row selected. First Class seats feature 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features, such as a footrest, for added comfort and in-seat AC power and USB/C ports.

*Promotional fare is only available when booking a new reservation. Supply is limited and not available on every flight/every day. Promotion must be purchased by November 30, 2022 (11:59 pm ET), for travel from January 8 through May 16, 2023. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Black-out dates include February 18-26 and April 1-9, 2023. Other restrictions may apply.

** Route operated by Airbus A220 aircraft



10 September, 2022

U.S. budget Breeze to launch 8 Las Vegas routes in 8 weeks

U.S. budget Breeze to launch 8 Las Vegas routes in 8 weeks


Breeze Airways, the budget airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman (pictured below), which began flying operations in May 2021 is adding eight new routes to Las Vegas (LAS) in the next month – and putting the destination on sale from 11 cities, with fares starting from just $29* one-way.
Breeze is now selling flights to Las Vegas from 11 cities across the U.S.:

Richmond, VA (Thurs and Sun, on sale from $99* one way for travel from October 26 through February 14);
Syracuse, NY (Fri and Mon, on sale from $110** one way for travel from November 1 through February 14);
Fort Myers, FL (Wed and Sat, on sale from $124** one way for travel from November 1 through February 14);
Hartford, CT (Wed and Sat, nonstop starts September 7, on sale from $69* one way for travel from October 26 through February 14);
Jacksonville, FL (Thurs and Sun, route starts September 8, on sale from $122*** one way for travel from November 1 through February 14);
New York/Westchester (Thurs and Sun, route starts September 8, on sale from $99**** one way for travel from September 20 through October 2);
Huntsville, AL (Fri and Mon, route starts September 9, on sale from $99* one way for travel from October 26 through February 14);
Norfolk, VA (Fri and Mon, route starts September 9, on sale from $145*** one way for travel from November 1 through February 14);
Akron-Canton, OH (Thurs and Sun, route starts October 6, on sale from $159*** one way for travel from November 1 through February 14);
Provo-Salt Lake City, UT (Thurs, Fri, Sun and Mon, route starts October 6, on sale from $29* one way for travel from October 26 through February 14); and
Charleston, SC (Thurs and Sun, nonstop route starts November 3, on sale from $99* one way for travel from November 3 through February 14).
Breeze to launch more Las Vegas routes

Breeze will operate all Las Vegas new routes with its fleet of Airbus A220s. Breeze has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, that will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with options for 40 more.

“We’re betting our Guests are going to love all this new service to Las Vegas,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze’s President. “With our affordable nonstop flights from so many cities, now more people than ever can take a long weekend and visit the Entertainment Capital of the World!”

“The investment Breeze is making in Las Vegas speaks to the enduring allure of this destination,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation. “With these and other coming new routes, Breeze has identified several unserved LAS markets and will soon make it even easier for travellers from across the country to fly to Las Vegas.”

12 August, 2022

Phoenix to become another destination with twice-weekly service to both Charleston and Provo for Breeze Airways.

Phoenix to become another destination with twice-weekly service to both Charleston and Provo for Breeze Airways.
Phoenix, Arizona is to become another new destination for Breeze Airways, the budget airline set up by David Neeleman, with twice-weekly service from both Charleston, South Carolina and Provo, in Utah. 

Breeze also is adding another four routes between existing cities, with twice-weekly service between Charleston and Los Angeles; thrice-weekly flights between Westchester and Nashville, TN; twice-weekly service between New York/Westchester, NY, and Sarasota-Bradenton, FL; and weekly service between Tampa, FL, and Syracuse, NY.

“Breeze always seeks to connect cities which have previously had no nonstop service,” said Breeze’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Wuerger. “Charleston, our largest base, is one of the largest routes from Phoenix without existing nonstop service today, so we’re excited to announce the first nonstop to connect these two fantastic destinations.”

Breeze has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 (formally known as the Bombarder C Series CS300) aircraft, that will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with options for 40 more. When flying on the A220 aircraft, Guests may choose from three price bundles that are offered as ‘Nice,’ ‘Nicer,’ and ‘Nicest.’

Breeze’s business model, which focuses on providing fast, efficient, and affordable air service between underserved city pairs, has continued to expand its footprint across the U.S. using mid-sized aircraft, such as the A220-300. The airline doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing and upgrades including premium seating.




10 August, 2022

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport set to become a new base for Breeze in 2023

Over a five-year period, Breeze will grow its network at Providence PVD to at least 20 routes, operating some 20 weekly departures by the end of 2023, reaching an expected 44 weekly departures by 2027. The airline will base up to eight aircraft at PVD, most of which will be the Airbus A-220, a brand-new aircraft with industry-leading fuel efficiency.

The agreement will result in as many as 250 full-time jobs, including pilots and flight attendants, as well as support staff and maintenance personnel to sustain at least 20 nonstop routes.

Breeze began serving Providence on July 22, 2021 and currently serves five destinations nonstop, including Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Norfolk, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Richmond, VA. The airline also will begin flying nonstop to Savannah, GA, and to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) next year, as well as returning seasonal service to Columbus.

“Since launching here a year ago, the community, the airport and the state of Rhode Island have fully embraced Breeze - making it one of our fastest growing cities,” said Tom Doxey, President of Breeze Airways. “The ease and convenience of flying from PVD perfectly encapsulates our ‘Seriously Nice’ approach to air travel and we’re thrilled to expand our services from T.F. Green in the coming years.”

06 August, 2022

Breeze Airways launchs daily flights from Provo and San Bernardino to San Francisco International.....


The U.S. budget airline Breeze Airways has launched services from Provo, Utah, and from San Bernardino, CA, to San Francisco International Airport.  

“Today’s events mark three major milestones for Breeze as we launch service in Provo and San Bernardino while opening our first West Coast base in Provo, near our Salt Lake City headquarters,” said Tom Doxey, President of Breeze Airways. “We also have the rare honour today of being the very first commercial airline to fly into San Bernardino, marking a major milestone for the airport and its community. We congratulate the government and airport officials that helped make this happen and look forward to serving the residents of these cities.”

“By investing in vital airport infrastructure, Provo City created economic opportunity rather than waiting for it. With Breeze Airways now operating daily nonstop flights to an international airport, our forward-looking vision has opened our community to the world,” said Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi. “The Provo Airport is already establishing a niche for vacationers who appreciate affordable, convenient travel without the hassle of layovers and connections.”

10 June, 2022

Breeze Airways arrives in Las Vegas................


The new US budget carrier, Breeze Airways is launching a new route from Akron-Canton to Las Vegas. The new service from Akron-Canton will be Breeze’s 11th new nonstop to serve Las Vegas. Flights will start on October 6th


Breeze offers nonstop service to Las Vegas, NV, from:


Richmond, VA (Thurs and Sun, starting today);
Syracuse, NY (Fri and Mon, starting June 10);
Fort Myers, FL (Wed and Sat, starting June 11);
Norfolk, VA (Thurs and Sun, starting August 4);
Huntsville, AL (Thurs and Sun, starting August 4);
Charleston, SC (Fri, Sat and Mon, starting August 5);
Hartford, CT (Wed and Sat, starting September 7);
New York-Westchester, NY (Daily, starting September 8);
Jacksonville, FL (Thurs and Sun, starting September 8);
Provo-Salt Lake City, UT (Daily, starting October 5); and
Akron-Canton, OH (Thurs and Sun, starting October 6)


“It’s a really exciting day today, as Breeze arrives in Las Vegas for the first time – bring out the showgirls!” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman - pictured left. “And with our 11th new nonstop here, more people than ever can get to Vegas nonstop – for really low fares.”

“We welcome Breeze Airways’ announcement of roundtrip service between the Akron-Canton and Las Vegas markets,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “This new route shows confidence in the growth of the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) and provides access to a top tourist and convention destination.”

“The investment Breeze is making in Las Vegas speaks to the enduring allure of this destination,” said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, Harry Reid International Airport. “With these and other coming new routes, Breeze has identified several unserved LAS markets and will soon make it even easier for travellers from across the country to fly to Las Vegas.”

“We are thankful for a winning partnership with Breeze Airways that allows us the ability to now offer nonstop service to CAK’s #1 unserved destination, Vegas! ” said Ren Camacho, Akron-Canton Airport President and CEO. “CAK’s convenient airport experience paired with Breeze’s excellent travel product make a sure bet for Northeast Ohio travellers.”

“Breeze Airways’ decision to choose Akron-Canton Airport for direct, round-trip service to Las Vegas adds more airline capacity accelerating the Airport’s post-pandemic recovery,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “In less than a year, Breeze’s partnership has established seven nonstop markets for CAK, bolstering business and leisure travel options for Northeastern Ohioans while connecting other regions of the country to our state.”


Breeze will operate all Las Vegas new routes with its fleet of Airbus A220s. The airline plans to more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 14 Airbus A220s and three additional Embraer E-jets. Breeze has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, that will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with options for 40 more.

When flying on the A220 aircraft, Guests may choose from three price bundles that are offered as ‘Nice,’ ‘Nicer,’ and ‘Nicest.’  Breeze’s initial A220 aircraft deliveries will feature 126 seats, including 36 First Class in a two-by-two configuration, 10 Extra Legroom seats, and 80 Standard Economy seats in a two-by-three configuration. The A220 seat configuration is dynamic however and later deliveries will offer 137 total seats, 12 First Class seats, 45 Extra Legroom seats and 80 Standard Economy seats onboard.

01 June, 2022

Breeze Airways names Michael Wuerger as Chief Operating Officer

The newest U.S. budget airline Breeze Airways, has announced the appointment of Michael Wuerger as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Wuerger will be replacing Tom Anderson, Breeze co-founder and COO for the last three years, who has decided to retire following the successful addition of the Airbus A220 aircraft to the Breeze fleet.

Mr. Wuerger comes to Breeze with 30 years of aviation industry experience, including an extensive background in airline operational control, safety, and flight training. He is also a pilot with broad experience in the flight deck and providing certification and pilot training.

Mike Wuerger began his career in aviation in 1991 while serving as an officer in the German Air Force. He moved to commercial aviation in 2002 as a flight instructor for Lufthansa Flight Training. In 2005, he joined Mesa Airlines as Director, Safety and Regulatory Compliance. He subsequently joined Allegiant Air in 2013 and most recently served as Vice President, Operations Control Center and FAA Director of Operations, and was accountable for all operations and operations personnel.

In his most recent position, Mr Wuerger was responsible for the airline’s operational performance, including the implementation of continuous improvement plans, operations automation, and analytical and predictive tools resulting in significant improvement in flight completions, and on-time performance. He employed technology to improve situational awareness within airline operations, and put into effect irregular operations recovery algorithms to reduce human error and prevent unnecessary costs, all while ensuring that Allegiant maintained a safe and efficient operation.

20 May, 2022

Breeze Airways celebrates new service from Jacksonville International Airport and forms deal with Jumbo Shrimp


Breeze Airways, the low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, officially inaugurated service from Jacksonville International Airport with a nonstop flight to Richmond, VA.

Richmond marks the first of eight new routes to be added from Jacksonville this summer, with fares starting as low as $49 one way.

On May 27, Breeze will add nonstop service to four cities: Columbus, OH; New Orleans, LA; Providence, RI; and Norfolk, VA. The airline will then connect Jacksonville with Hartford, CT on June 3; Westchester, NY on June 30; and Las Vegas, NV on September 8.

“We’re thrilled to launch the first of eight new routes from Jacksonville today,” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ Chairman and CEO. “Breeze connects cities with nonstop flights where only connecting service has been offered by other airlines -- and Jacksonville is an underserved market which deserves many more nonstops. We’re looking forward to giving our Northeast Florida Guests many more nice, convenient, and affordable flights to their favourite destinations.”

“We are so excited for Breeze Airways to take off in Jacksonville,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “They will provide nonstop flights to some of the airport’s largest unserved markets at reasonable fares. As Northeast Florida continues to grow, we look forward to Breeze growing with us.”

From Jacksonville, FL:

Richmond, VA (Thurs and Sun, started May 19);
Columbus, OH (Fri and Mon, starting May 27);
New Orleans, LA (Fri and Mon, starting May 27);
Providence, RI (Fri and Mon, starting May 27);
Norfolk, VA* (Fri and Mon, starting May 27);
Hartford, CT* (Wed, Fri, Sat and Mon, starting June 3);
Westchester, NY* (Thu, Sat, and Sun, starting June 30); and
Las Vegas, NV* (Fri, Sat and Mon, starting September 8).
In celebration of its inaugural service from Jacksonville, Breeze also announced a partnership with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Triple-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Florida Marlins, furthering its commitment to the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

“The Jumbo Shrimp are thrilled to welcome Breeze to the Jacksonville market and excited to get our partnership going following the first flight from Jacksonville International Airport,” remarked EVP/GM of the Jumbo Shrimp Harold Craw. “The Breeze mantra of ‘Seriously Nice’ aligns perfectly with the fan-centric, affordable family fun that we as the Jumbo Shrimp strive to bring to Northeast Florida.”

The new partnership will be celebrated at the Jumbo Shrimp game against the Durham Bulls on May 19 at 7:05 p.m. EDT, when Danny Cox, Breeze Vice President of Guest Empowerment and Airport Operations, throws out the ceremonial first pitch.



Breeze will operate the new Jacksonville routes with its fleet of both Airbus A220s and Embraer 190s. The airline plans to more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 14 Airbus A220s and three additional Embraer E-jets. Breeze has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, that will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with options for 40 more.

Breeze’s initial A220 aircraft deliveries will feature 126 seats, including 36 First Class in a two-by-two configuration, 10 Extra Legroom seats, and 80 Standard Economy seats in a two-by-three configuration. The A220 seat configuration is dynamic however and later deliveries will offer 137 total seats, 12 First Class seats, 45 Extra Legroom seats and 80 Standard Economy seats onboard.

With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.

*Routes to be operated with the Airbus A220

 



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07 May, 2022

Breeze Airways launches five new routes from Provo, Utah


The fledgling budget U.S. carrier Breeze Airways is adding daily nonstop service from Provo, UT, near Salt Lake City, to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.  

The new flights from Provo, Utah’s second-largest metropolitan area, will mark the Salt Lake City-based airline’s debut service from Utah, one year after launching flight operations. In addition, Breeze will also offer daily one-stop/no plane change service from Provo to New York’s Westchester County, and San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles.

“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.”

Breeze opened its Cottonwood Heights, UT, headquarters in February 2020, and currently employs some 70 Team Members at the facility, many of whom live in Utah County. In March 2022, the airline debuted the Breeze Training Academy in Salt Lake City for initial and recurrent training for its pilots, flight attendants and Guest Empowerment teams. With the new base at Provo, the airline expects to hire an additional 200 Utah-based Team Members, while continuing to add jobs across a range of positions including finance, operations, marketing and human resources at its headquarters.

Breeze will operate the new routes with its fleet of both Airbus A220s and Embraer 190s. The airline plans to more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 14 Airbus A220s and three additional Embraer E-jets. Breeze has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, that will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with options for 40 more.


From Provo, UT:

San Francisco, CA (daily nonstop, starting August 4);
San Bernardino, CA (daily one-stop/no change of plane, starting August 4);
Las Vegas, NV** (daily nonstop, starting October 5);
New York/Westchester** (daily one-stop/no change of plane, starting October 5); and
Los Angeles, CA** (daily nonstop, starting November 2).

Breeze’s initial A220 aircraft deliveries will feature 126 seats, including 36 First Class in a two-by-two configuration, 10 Extra Legroom seats, and 80 Standard Economy seats in a two-by-three configuration. The A220 seat configuration is dynamic however and later deliveries will offer 137 total seats, 12 First Class seats, 45 Extra Legroom seats and 80 Standard Economy seats onboard.


** Route operated by A220 aircraft

 

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27 April, 2022

Breeze to start daily nonstop service between Charleston and Orland from 23rd June


The new U.S. budget airline Breeze Airways has confirmed it will be adding Orlando, Florida to its roster of 30 U.S. destinations.  The firm started by David Neeleman will launch the service between Orlando and Charleston on 23rd June with fares starting at just $39 one way. 

“We’re excited to connect our largest base, Charleston, with our newest destination, Orlando,” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “Breeze identifies underserved routes and connects communities that need it. Couple that nice, new nonstop service with our low fares from just $39 and you have the happiest route on earth!”

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 primarily in the east and southeast of the United States, but is expanding west across the U.S. with 87 routes between 30 cities in 18 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze is a low fare carrier offering “new, nice and nonstop flights” between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. Breeze’s mission is to make the world of travel simple, affordable and convenient, using technology, ingenuity and kindness to improve the travel experience. 

 



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26 April, 2022

Voyager Aviation Holdings takes delivery of its first new Airbus A220 for fledgling budget airline Breeze


Voyager Aviation Holdings has taken delivered one new Airbus A220 - formally known as the Bombardier CSeries plane, placed on long-term lease to the fledgling budget airline Breeze. This aircraft is VAH’s first A220 and the first of five new A220s to be delivered to Breeze as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with the airline.

“We are delighted to deliver our first A220 to Breeze and to begin our partnership with the airline and its Management team,” VAH President & CEO Mike Lungariello said. “It also aligns with our strategy to continue to diversify and grow new airline partnerships. The performance and fuel efficiency of this A220 aircraft is a key component to the Breeze business strategy. We look forward to the airline's future growth and success.”


“We’re thrilled to begin our partnership with Voyager Aviation with the first of five new A220s, with the sale/leaseback program,” said David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of Breeze Airways. “We look forward to a long relationship as we continue to build our Airbus fleet.”

This is VAH’s first A220 and delivery from Airbus’ U.S. Manufacturing Site. The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation geared turbofan engines. The A220 delivers up to 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, and 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. In addition, the aircraft noise footprint is reduced by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft - making the A220 a good neighbour around airports.


VAH is a privately held aviation investment firm and commercial aircraft leasing company. Its assets of approximately $2 billion consist primarily of young and modern aircraft.  The Company has a global customer base of prominent airlines that includes Air France, Breeze Airways, Cebu Pacific, ITA, Philippine Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.




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15 March, 2022

New US budget airline Breeze Airways opens training centre in Salt Lake City

Breeze Airways, the new budget carrier in the U.S. has unveiled its new Breeze Training Academy in Salt Lake City for initial and recurrent training for its pilots, flight attendants and technical operations teams.

The low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, has offices, training classrooms and briefing rooms and, for pilot training, an Embraer 190 flight simulator at its new training centre.  According to the plans, Breeze hopes to add an Airbus A220 flight simulator this summer. 

The facility is large enough to house six full-motion flight simulators, four flight training devices, aircraft escape slides, door trainers and an aircraft cabin trainer. The facility can accommodate up to 200 pilots, flight attendants, and technical operations teams and instructors daily.

Separately, Breeze has partnered with ATP Flight School, the nation’s largest, to provide ATP graduates with a streamlined pathway to a First Officer position with the airline. Amid a growing shortage of airline pilots, the Breeze Embark Program allows Breeze to recruit from ATP's student and instructor population of 2,300 pilots while providing ATP graduates with more opportunities for career progression.

Under the partnership, eligible ATP instructors can interview with Breeze at 500 hours total time. Successful applicants receive a conditional job offer and mentoring from Breeze airline pilots while gaining flight experience. Upon reaching 1,500 hours of flight time, instructors transition to Breeze as Embraer 190 First Officers after completing the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program with ATP.

“It’s really exciting to open our Training Academy less than a year after our first flight,” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “This facility is large enough to support an airline of 800 pilots and 1,200 flight attendants, so it will support many years of growth for us. And, as a tech hub, there’s no better place for the center than Salt Lake City, which is also home to our headquarters in Cottonwood Heights. Combined with our partnership with ATP, we are well-positioned for continued growth and network expansion.”

Breeze will more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 13 Airbus A220s and four additional Embraer E-jets. The airline has ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with options for 40 more, which will be delivered one per month for the next six years.







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09 March, 2022

Breeze Airways expanding again with 35 routes from 10 new cities this summer



Breeze Airways, one of the newest low-fare airlines in the U.S. is adding 35 routes this summer from 10 new cities, coast to coast. Breeze, the carrier 
founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, which began service in May last year is now expanding across the U.S. with 77 routes between 28 cities in 18 states.


Breeze is heading west with service from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS) and San Bernardino, with new cities to be added in the east and southeast including Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Sarasota/Bradenton, FL; Savannah, GA; Nashville, TN; and Syracuse, NY.

Introducing the Airbus A220

Breeze has ordered 80 brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with options for 40 more, that will be delivered one per month for six years. The airline will more than double its fleet this year, from 13 Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to 30 aircraft, including 13 Airbus A220s and four additional Embraer E-jets.

Breeze’s initial A220 aircraft deliveries will feature 126 seats, including 36 First Class seats in a two-by-two configuration, 10 Extra Legroom seats, and 80 Standard Economy seats in a two-by-three configuration. The A220 seat configuration is dynamic however and later deliveries will offer 137 total seats, 12 First Class seats, 45 Extra Legroom seat and 80 Standard Economy seats onboard.

Guests may choose from three price bundles that are offered as ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’, and ‘Nicest’ service. Guests may even choose a Nice or Nicer bundle and buy an upgrade to a First Class seat.

“The A220-300 is a game-changer for us as we now add long haul flights and transcontinental service,” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “The Airbus aircraft embodies the Breeze ideal of merging kindness with technology, pairing unrivaled passenger comfort with eco-friendly efficiency. With the A220, Breeze is giving our Guests the widest cabin, highest ceiling, largest windows and biggest overhead stowage in this class, while still managing to burn 25% less fuel, with half the noise footprint of past generations.”

Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat on the A220s is 30 inches, 29 inches on the E-190 aircraft and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 in on the A220s, between 33 and 39 inches on the E-190s, depending on the row selected, and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s. First Class seats feature 39-inches of seat pitch, 20.5-inches of seat width, and special features, such as a footrest, for added comfort.



The initial A220-300 aircraft features a comfortable two-class cabin layout with 126 seats:

36 first class seats

10 extra legroom seats

80 standard legroom seats

The configuration will remain dynamic, able to easily increase and decrease seat ratios by route and seasonality. The A220-300 has best-in-class fuel performance, superior network flexibility, and unrivalled operational efficiency.  The aircraft will be reconfigured into a 137-seat configuration with 10 first class seats. 

BREEZE AIRWAYS™ A220-300 CONFIGURATION 

21 February, 2022

Breeze Airways Establishing Base at Hartford’s Bradley International



Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Airport Authority Executive Director Kevin Dillon joined Breeze Airways’ CEO David Neeleman today to announce that the low-fare airline is making Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) its fifth base of operations. Breeze has served Hartford since its first day of operations in May 2021. Becoming a base will create more than 200 new jobs and will add eight new nonstop destinations for a total of 12 cities served from Hartford.

“Over the last few years, Bradley has gained a national reputation as one of the best operated and most convenient airports in the country, and airlines are taking note as they increase their service and add more routes from Connecticut’s largest airport,” Governor Lamont said. “Bradley is a key economic driver for our state, and the more airlines and destinations that we can add from the airport, the more attractive Connecticut becomes to companies that are seeking to grow their own operations. I am excited that Breeze has committed to establishing a base of operations at Bradley, and I look forward to their continued growth here.”

When Breeze first took flight on May 27 last year, Bradley was one of three destinations the airline served from day one. The airline has since flown some 60,000 Guests in and out of Hartford. Establishing Bradley as a base means that the airline will permanently house aircraft at the airport; hire local pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics; and fly new routes. Nationally, by February 19, with the addition of New York/Islip and West Palm Beach this week, the airline will provide service between Hartford and 18 cities in 14 states.

“As a long-time Connecticut resident, it’s personally really exciting for me to announce today with Governor Lamont that Hartford’s Bradley International Airport is becoming Breeze’s fifth base of operations,” David Neeleman said. “We also can’t wait to share the news on all the new destinations coming from Hartford in just a matter of weeks.”

Breeze plans to announce in early March the eight new destinations that it is adding at the airport. Breeze currently serves four nonstops from Bradley, including Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first deliveries of Breeze’s order of 80 brand-new Airbus A220s will operate on all four routes starting in June. Each of the four existing routes will have more weekly frequencies added, most notably the Hartford-Charleston route, which will operate with daily flights this summer.

23 January, 2022

Breeze Airways to show off Airbus A220 over its rapidly growing network.


The new U.S. budget airline with a breath of fresh air, Breeze Airways has just released plans for new, longer routes for the airline’s super-efficient and popular Airbus A220 aircraft over the coming weeks. 

Passengers will get their first opportunity to fly on the new aircraft on 17 existing Breeze routes this summer, starting May 4th*. One of the ways Breeze is saving money to enable it to operate with low nice fares is by not having a traditional customer contact centre taking phone calls. Instead, Breeze customers can only contact the airline virtually, through text message, Facebook Messenger and email. 

The airline expects to have 15 Airbus A220-300s in service by the end of 2022 which will be used primarily for longer-haul flights, including transcontinental service. The carrier, which only began service in May 2021 with an all-Embraer fleet, has agreed to purchase 80 A220-300s, with one aircraft scheduled to be delivered each month for the next six and a half years.

Nicest Fare

Until now, Breeze Guests have been able to select from either the ‘Nice’ or ‘Nicer’ fare when booking on the Breeze website or app. When booking a flight on the A220-300, Guests will have a third fare option to select, the ‘Nicest’ fare, which will feature a range of bundled amenities in addition to a first-class seat.

The Nicest fare also includes two checked bags, a carry-on bag and a personal item, and Guests will receive 6% BreezePoints earned. Fresh food items will be introduced later with the longer routes. All A220-300 aircraft will be outfitted later this year with the technology allowing Guests to seamlessly stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while in flight.


First Class Seat

Breeze’s A220-300 aircraft will feature a dynamic seating plan which can be customized for seasonality, or by the route. The A220s will feature a range between 10 and 45 extra legroom seats and 80 standard legroom seats, all in a two-by-three configuration. The aircraft also will be outfitted with between 12 and 36 first-class seats in a two-by-two configuration, featuring 39-inches of seat pitch, 20.5-inches of seat width and special features such as a footrest for added comfort. All seats are fitted with in-seat power and USB ports.

First A220 Flights

Breeze has extended its travel booking window through September 6, 2022, revealing which routes the A220 will operate first. The A220 will not operate every day on each route. To determine which flights are operated by the A220, check to see if there is a “Nicest” fare option, which is only available on the Airbus jet.

The A220 will operate on the following routes:

Tampa, FL to:

- Akron/Canton, OH (starting 5/4/22) ;

- Charleston, SC (starting 5/4/22);

- Louisville, KY (starting 5/4/22);

- Norfolk, VA (starting 5/4/22);

- Oklahoma City, OK (starting 5/4/22);

- Richmond, VA (starting 5/4/22);

- Tulsa, OK (starting 5/5/22);

- Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (starting 5/6/22);

- Huntsville, AL (starting 5/6/22).

Charleston, SC to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

- Providence, RI (starting 5/5/22);

- Richmond, VA (starting 5/26/22);

- Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

- Huntsville, AL (starting 6/30/22).

Norfolk, VA to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

- Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

- Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

Richmond, VA to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

- Charleston, SC (starting 5/26/22).

Akron/Canton, OK to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Louisville, KY to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Oklahoma City, OH to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Providence, RI to:

- Charleston, SC (starting 5/5/22).

Tulsa, OK to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/5/22).

Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22).

Huntsville, AL to:

- Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22);

- Charleston, SC (starting 6/30/22).

Hartford, CT to:

- Charleston, SC (starting 6/2/22);

- Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

- Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22);

- Pittsburgh, PA; (starting 6/2/22).

Columbus, OH to:

- Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

- Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22).

Pittsburgh, PA to:

- Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Breeze developed an app to deliver a simple and streamlined travel experience that provides the Guest with all the self-service tools they need to book, manage, change, and cancel flights. 

*Subject to Government approval



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