Right next door to the plant where many of its aircraft are made, Breeze Airways Tuesday announced plans to provide commercial air service from Mobile International Airport to Orlando and to Providence, Rhode Island.
Low-cost carrier Breeze flies a fleet of Airbus A220-300 that are made at the Airbus final assembly line at the same airport at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The airline also flies Embraer aircraft.
“Breeze is thrilled to add Mobile to our growing route map, especially as its home to our fleet of Airbus A220s, ‘Mobile’s hometown aircraft’,” said Breeze Airways Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “With BFM, Breeze now will serve 49 cities nationally.”
Airbus officials were also delighted by the news.
“Knowing that the A220 will take to the skies right here in Mobile for our community to enjoy brings a great sense of pride to our team,” said Daryl Taylor, Airbus SVP of Commercial Aircraft Operations in the U.S. “We look forward to seeing the continued growth and success of Breeze Airways and the Mobile International Airport.”
“Breeze Airways ’arrival in Mobile brings us full circle, starting with the groundbreaking of the A220 final assembly line (FAL) here years ago. Seeing these locally made aircraft now taxiing across the runway in service to our customers is truly special,” said Chris Curry, Mobile Airport Authority President.
Airport Authority Chairman Elliot Maisel added, “We are excited, pleased and flattered that you chose to serve our needs for the introductory flight to Orlando.”
Breeze, which already serves Huntsville International Airport, will provide twice-weekly service or Orlando Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning April 10. Twice-weekly one-stop service to Providence, Rhode Island, will also be offered Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Introductory one-way price for flights to Orlando is $39, if purchased by Jan. 29 and used by Sept. 3.
Breeze began service in 2021 and has been honored twice by Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the top five U.S. airlines.