On May 27, 2021, Breeze Airways initiated service between Charleston, Tampa, and Hartford, with more destinations to be introduced each week until July 2021. Throughout the summer, the airline will receive ten leased 108-seat Embraer E190s and three leased 118-seat Embraer E195s, with intentions to expand the fleet substantially until the end of 2021.
The initial flights would serve Tampa, Charleston, South Carolina, and Hartford, Connecticut, with more cities being introduced every week until July.
JetBlue founder David Neeleman announced a new U.S. airline this week, anticipating that Americans are ready to resume flying after the coronavirus vacation, with fewer seats, more excellent legroom, cheaper rates, and a “really lovely” staff.
The new company is launching when the Tampa Bay region is seeing a significant increase in tourists.
After JetBlue, Brazil’s Azul, Canada’s WestJet, and Utah-based Morris Air, which was ultimately acquired by Southwest Airlines, Breeze is Neeleman’s fifth carrier start-up. Breeze, which is based in Salt Lake City, would concentrate on stock regions: Tampa, Charleston, New Orleans, and Norfolk, Virginia.
The Breeze would then begin service on ten destinations from Tampa Bay, the majority of those are presently unserviced: Charleston, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Oklahoma City; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Norfolk, Virginia; Bentonville/Fayetteville, Arkansas; Akron/Canton, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; and Huntsville, Alabama.
Breeze has also placed an order for 60 new Airbus A220 aircraft, which will begin arriving in October and will be delivered one every month for the next five years. The A220 routes would be released later this year. All of them will take more than two hours of flight time.
Breeze Air operates Airbus A220 planes.
The A220s will include a luxury cabin called “Nicest,” which will be two-by-two at the front of the aircraft. The remaining seats will be arranged in a two-by-three layout.
Moxy to Breeze
Followers of the website will be aware of the term Moxy, which was given to the new carrier while it was still in its beginnings. Nevertheless, just at the turn of 2020, it was clear that the airline had changed its name and was now known as Breeze.
Neeleman and his company approached Beting and stated, “We’re thinking about creating an airline and want you to design the brand,” according to Beting. Moxy was chosen as the name because it would require a lot of moxie to launch a carrier in the demanding environment of the time. However, owing to a hotel chain with the same name throughout the United States, the team was forced to modify the name shortly after. As a result, a new title was sought.