Breeze Airways Airbus A220-300

Breeze Airways receives 24th Airbus A220, the first assembled in Canada

The aircraft was transferred by Azorra as part of a deal for 22 A220-300 jets. US airline has 90 firm orders for the aircraft that will replace its Embraer E-Jets

Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its 24th Airbus A220, lessor Azorra announced.

The aircraft is the first to be delivered by Azorra, which has an agreement for 22 A220-300s with Breeze. The jet, which will be registered N235BZ, is also the first from the US carrier to be manufactured in Canada – the others were assembled in Mobile, Alabama.

Breeze is currently the 3rd largest A220 customer in the world, just behind Air Baltic, with 47 aircraft, and JetBlue, which flies 30 jets.

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In total, the airline founded by David Neeleman and which debuted its flights in 2021 has 90 A220s on order, which are configured with 126 seats in two classes.

Breeze Airways Embraer E195 (Charles/CC)

Breeze’s plan is to have an entire fleet of Airbus A220s by the end of 2024. To achieve this, the airline is removing its Embraer E-Jets from service, of which it currently has 16 aircraft.

“The A220 is the focal point of Breeze’s business model. From its largest in category windows and spacious overhead storage bins, to its incredible efficiency and being the quietest in its class, our Guests love the elevated travel experience on Breeze’s A220s,” said Neeleman.

Breeze’s CEO said that its current network of 56 destinations in 29 US states is expected to grow in the coming years, as more A220s are delivered.

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