Breeze will operate old Azul Embraer E190s before taking Airbus A220s later this year. (Photo: Denis González Díaz / @denis_costa_rica_spotter)

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 its fleet past 22 jets. Breeze, started by JetBlue, WestJet and Azul founder, David Neeleman, has been waiting for this certification for some time. The airline was originally planning to…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Commence Operations This Month

Vietnamese start-up Bamboo Airways announced Saturday that they will commence operations from Wednesday, Jan. 16 after being granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) this week. In a statement released yesterday, the airline, which is owned by FLC Group, self-described as ‘one of the largest economic groups in Vietnam,' said tickets…