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Breeze's first E190 (Photo: John Klos)

Small Community Air Service Grants Provide Clues Into Breeze Launch and Avelo Strategy

On Thursday and Friday, the Department of Transportation unveiled the latest round of Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) applicants.  The program is a grant designed to help small communities address airfare and air service issues, unlike Essential Air Service (EAS), due to the lesser-known program not being a direct subsidy and having broader eligibility. To be eligible for the SCASDP, communities must not have air service or must use their grant for indirectly subsidizing air service, obtain service…

Breeze Airways Receives Final Federal Authorization, Prepares for Operations

Breeze Airways has been cleared to start operations by the U.S.Department of Transportation. The carrier was granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on Wednesday, allowing the airline to start carrying passengers, freight and mail on up to 22 “large aircraft” within one year. Breeze can apply to expand…

Breeze Airways Takes First E190 From Nordic Aviation Capital

One of the newest airlines in the United States has taken another major step towards its first flight. Start-up carrier Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. In December 2020, the airline took its first Embraer 195 aircraft, registered N190BZ, from Elevate…

First Breeze E190 Leaves Paintshop

The first aircraft for Breeze Airways, the new project of JetBlue, Azul and WestJet founder David Neeleman, has left the paint shop. The aircraft, an Embraer E190 registered N90NA, was spotted at Juan Santamaría's International Airport, where it is under the care of the Coopesa workshop, at the end of…