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Breeze Reports First Profitable Month, Cites Strong Demand and Network Growth

The airline is marking its first profitable month.

A Breeze A220 in Phoenix (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Breeze Airways, the self-styled “Nice Low-Cost Carrier” (NLCC), announced a major milestone this week: its first operating profit in March 2024.

The airline attributed its success to high demand for its “premium leisure” offerings and a maturing network in key markets. It credits this with setting the stage for continued profitability throughout 2024.

Strong Revenue Growth

Breeze reported a unit revenue increase of over 30% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2024. The carrier also generated more scheduled service revenue in March 2024 than in the entire first quarter of 2023.

The airline highlighted several other positive developments, including a transition to a fleet of Airbus A220-300 aircraft for increased efficiency and the launch of a co-branded credit card and loyalty program.

Founded in 2019, Breeze began service in 2021. Now, the airline serves 56 cities across 29 states, offering over 170 nonstop routes. The airline credits itself with stimulating competition and lowering fares in underserved markets.

“This milestone is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and pure grit of the more than 1,800 Team Members who, despite a multitude of challenges and setbacks, persevered to build something truly impactful,” said Breeze founder and CEO David Neeleman in a press release. “Starting an airline is not for the faint of heart but we have remained true to our purpose – to give millions of travelers in underserved markets access to efficient and affordable air travel.”

Breeze plans continued growth, aiming to nearly quadruple its capacity since its first year of operation. Looking ahead, Breeze is optimistic about the future, citing the popularity of their “premium leisure” product and the potential for further network expansion.

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