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Breeze To Become an All-A220 Airline by End of 2024

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Breeze Airways, the upstart low-cost carrier launched in 2021 by David Neeleman, has announced its full fleet transition to the passenger-friendly Airbus A220 by year’s end. In addition, the airline has ordered 10 more of this aircraft type.

Here are all the details — and why passengers will appreciate this change.

Breeze Orders 10 More Airbus A220s

On February 20, 2024, Breeze Airways confirmed the purchase of 10 new Airbus A220 aircraft, bringing its firm orders totaling 90 A220-300s. It’s an impressive feat for a carrier that only began operations in May 2021.

Similar to Southwest’s all-737 strategy, Breeze will become an all-A220 airline. Currently, Breeze operates 22 A220s and will have 32 in service by the end of 2024. The airline plans on repurposing its handful of Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft for charter operations instead.

The Airbus A220, an aircraft with the widest aisles and largest windows in its category, is a crowd favorite for passenger comfort.

Breeze Airways Ascent Class A220
Breeze Airways Ascent Class on the A220. Image Credit: Stella Shon

By the end of 2024, all of Breeze’s scheduled flights will be offered by the 3-class A220. In addition, Breeze will have the youngest fleet in the U.S., with an average aircraft age of less than 2 years old.

“We’re always growing, adding new cities and routes, but we’re also seeing more of our markets mature, resulting in more frequencies there too,” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ Founder and CEO.  “The economics of the A220 are integral to that success…also, travelers love flying the A220.”

Details of Breeze’s High-Speed Wi-Fi

Breeze says that it will also complete the installation of Viasat’s high-speed Wi-Fi solution by the end of June 2024.  Viasat provides a fast, streaming internet experience for passengers. Text messaging is free while Wi-Fi is available for purchase for $8 per flight segment or 800 BreezePoints.   

This onboard Wi-Fi access also generously extends to all travelers and devices on a single PNR booking.

“On these long flights where people are on the plane for 5 to 6 hours, they love having Wi-Fi,” Neeleman added during a press event.

Starting today, passengers who purchase a “Nicer” or “Nicest” fare will receive complimentary Wi-Fi as part of the bundle. 

Hot Tip:

Breeze Airways is a low-cost carrier that offers flexible fares, with or without luggage included. Here are all the details on Breeze’s baggage policies.

Breeze Adds New Routes to New Bern, North Carolina

Along with the announcement, Coastal Carolina Regional (EWN) in New Bern, N.C., will be the airline’s 50th airport served.

Breeze will fly from EWN to Hartford, CT (BDL) and Orlando, FL (MCO), starting May 24, 2024.

Final Thoughts

With a transition to an all-Airbus A220 fleet, competitive fares, high-speed Wi-Fi, and unique routes to underserved locales, Breeze is changing the game for what it means to be a low-cost carrier.

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Chris is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on timely travel trends, points and miles, hot new hotels, and all things that go (he’s a proud aviation geek and transit nerd). Formerly full-time at The Points Guy, his work can now be found at AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and Lonely Planet, among others

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