Pending government approval, Breeze Airways plans to introduce its new Mobile-built Airbus A220 aircraft into service on routes from Huntsville to Tampa and from Huntsville to Charleston, South Carolina.
“Breeze will have 15 Mobile-built A220-300s in service by the end of 2022, which will be used primarily for longer-haul flights, including transcontinental service,” the airline said in announcing the new service. Established as an all-Embraer fleet, the airline has ordered 80 of the A220-300 model, with one slated for delivery each month for six-and-a-half years.
In addition to new planes, on most flights customers can take advantage of Breeze’s “nicest” fare — $99 — if tickets are purchased by Jan. 25. The new fare category, available only on A220-300 flights, includes a first-class seat, two checked bags, a carry-on bag, personal item and bonus Breezepoints.
Other cities served by the new A220 service include Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; Akron and Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Providence, Rhode Island; Bentonville, Arkansas; Hartford, Connecticut; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Breeze is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was founded in May 2021 by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman and focuses on low-cost service between secondary airports, bypassing major airline hubs.