Breeze Airways confirms order for 10 additional Airbus A220

Breeze Airways Airbus A220-300. Photo: © Airbus

US low cost carrier, Breeze Airways has disclosed orders for ten additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft, bringing its total orders for the type to 90.

The airline currently operates 21 Airbus A220-300s, ten Embraer E190s and six E195s. With the addition of the ten extra A220s, Breeze will be the world’s third largest operator of the aircraft (after Delta Air Lines and JetBlue) and plans to transition to be an all A220 operator by the end of 2024.

Breeze Airways was founded in 2018 by David Neeleman, who also founded JetBlue, WestJet and Azul Brazilian Airlines. It commenced operations on 27th May 2021 with a flight between Tampa Bay and Charleston operated by an Embraer E195. The Airbus A220-300 is the larger variant of the former Bombardier CSeries aircraft (formerly CS300), which Breeze Airways operates with a capacity for 126 passengers.