Breeze Airways includes Huntsville on initial flight list

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An Embraer jet sports the Breeze Airways livery. The airline plans to add 60 Airbus A220s beginning this fall.

Startup air carrier Breeze Airways has announced its initial flight routes, including three connecting Huntsville with Tampa Bay, Charleston and New Orleans.

Breeze Airways is the fifth airline developed by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, who also founded Brazil’s Azul, Canada’s WestJet and Utah-based Morris Air, which was later purchased by Southwest Airlines.

Breeze will be headquartered in Salt Lake City and begin service concentrating on travel to and from Tampa Bay, Charleston, Norfolk and New Orleans.

Neeleman says he and his partners sought to create a new airline with great service, low fares and plenty of flexibility. “Together, we created Breeze as a new airline merging technology with kindness. Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. A staggering 95% of Breeze routes currently have no airline serving them nonstop. 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.”

To start, Breeze will operate a fleet of 10 Embraer E-190 jets seating 108 passengers each and three E-195 jets seating 118.

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Starting this fall, Breeze Airways will begin taking delivery of new Airbus A220 aircraft.  It has 60 on order and plans to add one a month beginning in October. Airbus confirms that at least the first few of those 60 will come from the Mobile Final Assembly line.

A220s will be used for flights longer than two hours, Breeze says.  In the Ebraer planes it offers “Nice” or “Nicer” seating options. When the A220s are added, it will include a “Nicest” option.

Neeleman’s JetBlue Airways took delivery of its first Mobile-assembled A220 at the end of 2020.

Airbus assembles A220s in Mobile and in Mirabel, Canada.

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