It’s a double bit of news for Breeze Airways. Firstly, their first Airbus A220-300 has exited the paint shop at Mobile, Alabama, looking rather smart for itself.
Breeze has confirmed it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the aircraft.
This previously undisclosed order for 20 brings Breeze’s total order book to 80 A220-300s, the first of which will be delivered in Q4 2021.
The aircraft’s paint job was completed at Airbus’ facility in Mobile, Alabama, which will deliver approximately one A220 per month to Breeze over the next six-and-a-half years.
The airline plans to begin flights with the Airbus fleet in the second quarter of 2022, building on its business model of connecting underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares.
Breeze Airways started airline operations in May 2021, with Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft (ex Azul or Air Canada aircraft). This first A220 is the first new aircraft that will be operated by the airline.
Stepping up to the A220
It’s a step up for Breeze Airways, which will allow for more passengers to be carried onboard their services, as well as allowing a wider range of destinations to be served.
With 170 A220 in service worldwide, the aircraft is proving its worth with operators to enable connectivity.
It’ll be interesting to see where these aircraft end up flying to.
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