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Breeze Airways Faces a Lull Following Schedule Changes

Breeze Airways, an upstart carrier founded by the creator of jetBlue Airways, David Neeleman, has already hit some bumps in one of their inaugural flights and has announced the reduction of some flights. In addition to jetBlue and Breeze, David Neeleman also founded Brizillian carrier 'Azul' and Canadian airlines 'WestJet'. Breeze Airways follows the lead of Avelo in reducing flights not too long after beginning them, but unlike Avelo, they haven't announced the discontinuation of any cities just yet. At…

Onboard Breeze Airways’ Inaugural Flight from Tampa to Charleston

After months of excitement and anticipation, the long-awaited Breeze Airways has officially launched! On May 27, Breeze flew its inaugural flight from Tampa International Airport to Charleston International Airport. Both cities will serve as two of Breeze’s four East Coast bases with New Orleans and Norfolk being the other two.…

Neeleman’s Breeze Airways Debuts Routes, Details Onboard Product and Other…

American startup airline Breeze Airways revealed its first set of routes on Wednesday, aiming to launch service just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The industry newcomer released the first batch of cities to which it will begin service throughout May, June and July as the airline moves toward a…

Small Community Air Service Grants Provide Clues Into Breeze Launch…

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…

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…

Breeze Raises $83 Million Ahead of 2021 Launch

While the coronavirus continues to take a toll on airlines worldwide, David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways has had a stroke of good luck. In August, the company secured $83 million in Series A financing from Peterson Partners and Sandlot Partners. This brings the carrier’s total funding to over $100 million and…