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Breeze Airways may soon take off in the USA

Johanna Koyser
24.02.2021
2 minutes

After David Neeleman’s fulminant announcement that he was going to launch a new airline in the USA, disillusionment soon followed. The Corona pandemic put the brakes on the interesting plans for Breeze Airways for the time being. However, it did not destroy them. Now there is finally good news for the US start-up. The Department of Transportation (DOT) of the United States has now initiated the procedure that should finally lead to flight certification.

Breeze has now received tentative approval from the DOT to commence operations. If the authority does not receive any objections to the launch of Breeze Airways within the next 14 days, the green light will be given. Through the process, news has now emerged that the airline plans to put a full 22 aircraft into service in the first year. The targeted DOT certification is for models with more than 60 seats, or a maximum payload capacity of more than 18,000 pounds. Initially, Breeze is expected to operate Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft. Several leasing agreements have already been signed for this purpose.

In the future, the Breeze fleet is to consist mainly of Airbus A220s. Airbus has a total of 60 firm orders for this model. The first Breeze Airways A220 is expected to be delivered in August of this year. We at WingMag are more than curious to see where Breeze Airways’ journey will take it. After all, the idea behind the company is more than interesting. You can read more about it here.

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by Johanna Koyser

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