Getting in and out of Connecticut this summer will be perhaps easier than ever, thanks to new airline options. Breeze Airways announced this week it will make Bradley International Airport (BDL) outside Hartford a base and increase the number of flights and routes served.
Looking to grab a ride on the brand new A220s from Breeze? The company loaded its initial plans for the planes, though not the longer-haul routes where the aircraft will truly shine.
New York’s Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) are slated to join the Breeze Airways network map in 2022, part of an eight route expansion for the airline. And with the move, a bit of shift in the way the company is planning its operations.
It is still a few months away, but one of the upcoming A220 deliveries from the Mobile FAL has a special treat on board for its soon-to-be airline owner, as well as for passengers.
One slightly disappointing bit of news from the Breeze A220 unveiling this week is that the in-flight WiFi service will not be available when the planes enter service. Still, there are a few hints as to what the offering will be and how it will be structured for users.
Breeze Airways expects strong demand for premium seating up-sells on its new A220 fleet. The carrier chose to fit 36 “Nicest” first class seats on board, filling the front half of the cabin. It is a massive bet on premium demand and ancillary sales for the company’s new service.
ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name “aha!” or “fly-aha!” when it launches service.
The best-financed airline startup in history continues to expand its expectations. Breeze Airways announced today plans to add another 20 A220s to its fleet, bringing the order commitment to 80 of the type.
Breeze Airways secured an additional $200 million in funding, providing the carrier with a sizable bankroll to support upcoming expansion. The deal involves new and existing investors and gives the company the most capital for any of this year’s startup carriers.
The US Department of Transportation will spend $18 million this year to bolster flight options for smaller airports and communities. Nearly all of that money will funnel to United Airlines and American Airlines.