Breeze Airways is Adding 35 Routes From 10 New Cities This Summer
Mar 8, 2022
New Destinations from Richmond Include Jacksonville, San Francisco, Hartford, Las Vegas, and Providence
Salt Lake City, UT (March 8, 2022) – 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.
New destinations and introductory fares from Richmond, VA include (routes operated with the Airbus A220 are marked with **):
- Jacksonville, FL (Thurs and Sun, starting May 19, Nice from $49* one way; Nicer from $99*);
- San Francisco, CA** (Wed and Sat, starting May 25, Nice from $99* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*);
- Hartford, CT (Fri and Mon, starting June 3, Nice from $39* one way; Nicer from $89*; summer seasonal route);
- Las Vegas, NV** (Thurs and Sun, starting June 9, Nice from $99* one way; Nicer from $189*; Nicest from $199*); and
- Providence, RI (Thurs and Sun, starting June 30, Nice from $49* one way; Nicer from $89*).
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 Breeze’s Founder and CEO David 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. (NASDAQ: VSAT) 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.
Low Fares and Earned Credit with Each Flight – And No Change or Cancellation Fees
Breeze’s low fares start at just $39 and there are no change or cancellation fees. Guests earn credit called “BreezePoints” on all purchases that can be used towards future flights or other ancillary products such as bags and seat assignments. Guests can change or cancel a flight up to 15 minutes before scheduled departure without penalty. Unused funds from changes and cancellations are automatically saved in the Guest’s Breeze account and do not expire for 24 months.
Guests may select a seat assignment and add bags to their reservation for an additional cost. Prices to check bags online are a flat rate of $29 each way, for up to three bags, while carry-on bags are $25 each way. Guests are encouraged to check bags online. It costs $50 for baggage fees if paid at the airport ticket counter.
Seat assignments start from $10 for Standard Economy, $20 for Extra Legroom, and $30 for First Class, but Family Seating is free for families traveling with children 12 and under. If no seat is selected, one will be assigned at no cost during check-in. The charge to travel with a pet in the cabin is $75.
With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
* Introductory fares promotion is only available when booking a new reservation and on select routes. Supply is limited. No advance purchase requirement applies. Promotion must be purchased by March 11, 2022 (11:59 pm ET), for travel by August 31, 2022. Blackout dates are, but also not limited to, June 30, 2022, through July 5, 2022. Price, rules and routes displayed includes taxes and government fees. Prices, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
** Route operated by A220 aircraft