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Interview: David Neeleman Discusses Breeze Plans, Industry Outlook

Breeze Founder and CEO David Neeleman joins AirlineGeeks for a wide-ranging discussion.

David Neeleman Breeze Embraer

Breeze CEO David Neeleman stands in front of one of Breeze’s Embraer aircraft, which will operate the first of the carrier’s routes. (Photo: Cean One Studio | Cean Orrett)

Serial airline founder David Neeleman hopes to make his latest venture, Breeze Airways, profitable this year. In an interview with AirlineGeeks, he covered a wide array of topics from hiring trends to Breeze’s plans for international service.

Throughout his career in the airline industry, Neeleman has founded five airlines, including JetBlue, Azul, and WestJet. He launched Breeze in 2021, which now flies to over 50 destinations across the U.S.

This interview first appeared on Firecrown’s Inside Aviation podcast. Inside Aviation can be found on AVweb’s YouTube channel in a video format. The show is also available on all podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple

AirlineGeeks.com Staff


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    AirlineGeeks.com was founded in February 2013 as a one-person blog in Washington D.C. Since then, we’ve grown to have 25+ active team members scattered across the globe. We are all here for the same reason: we love deep-diving into the fascinating realm of the airline industry.

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