The USA’s newst low-cost carrier, Breeze Airways, has unveiled its first Airbus A220-300. The airline is on course to have the world’s largest A220-300 fleet.
Breez Airways began service in May 2021 with an all-Embraer fleet. It has agreed to purchase 80 A220-300s with one aircraft scheduled to be delivered each month starting in October 2021 for the next six and a half years.
Breeze plans to enter the first six of its A220-300 fleet into service in the second quarter of 2022. Initial routes will be announced in early 2022, expanding Breeze’s current 16-city route network and introducing longer-haul flights, including transcontinental.
Breeze’s A220-300 aircraft has 36 premium seats in a two-by-two configuration, 10 extra legroom seats, and 80 standard legroom seats in a two-by-three configuration.
All seats has in-seat power and USB ports, and will be able to stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while inflight.
The A220-300 is built for the 100 to 150-seat market and has state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. Range is up to 3,450nm with up to 25-percent lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat.
Breeze has selected FlightSafety International to provide Airbus A220 and Embraer E190 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and Flight Training Devices (FTD). FlightSafety will also maintain the operation of the devices and other crew training equipment for Breeze.