The first Breeze Airways plane with Wi-Fi on board is now flying. The A220-300 was fitted with the Viasat inflight internet service earlier this month and is now operating in beta mode as it flies within Breeze’s network.
Breeze announced Viasat as the service provider in March 2022, with plans to get the system online starting last October. As with many things these days, however, the installations are running a bit behind schedule. Breeze expects one additional plane to be fitted with the “Breeze Beta” high-speed internet connectivity service through the end of the summer. The rest of the A220 fleet is expected to be equipped by the end of the year.
Details on pricing for the service remain undisclosed. CEO David Neeleman previously indicated that a streaming option will be available at one of the service tiers. Breeze also noted previously that the “Nicest” fare bundle would include full access to the service on board. Neeleman also hinted at the possibility of a free messaging option for everyone on board, but whether that makes it into the final offering is not yet clear.
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