Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice new U.S. low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, is adding 35 routes this summer from 10 new cities, coast to coast. Breeze, which began service in May 2021, primarily in the east and southeast of the United States, 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 coast-to-coast fares starting at just $99 one way. New cities to be added in the east and southeast include: Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; Nashville, Tennesse; and Syracuse, New York.
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 CEO 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.
High Speed Connectivity with Viasat
All seats on Breeze’s Airbus fleet are fitted with in-seat AC power and USB/C ports. Global communications company Viasat Inc. will outfit Breeze’s Airbus A220 fleet with its most advanced in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution allowing guests to seamlessly stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet, and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while inflight. While Breeze will operate the Airbus A220 starting in May, the first aircraft featuring Viasat connectivity is expected to enter service in October 2022.
Breeze aims to make travel more digitally accessible and seamless — whether that is through its sleek and simple app or through deploying Viasat’s innovative industry-leading IFC system. Specifically, Viasat’s IFC service provides a fast, streaming internet experience in the sky, comparable to what passengers expect on the ground. It is powered by Viasat’s high-capacity, Ka-band satellite network, and will enable Breeze Guests the ability to enjoy high-quality entertainment and streaming content, stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers or be productive at any stage of the flight — all on their personal electronic devices.