Breeze Airways is an airline based in the United States. The airline focuses on providing flights between mid-sized US destinations that were not previously connected with direct flights. The only airline in the US that currently offers flights to destinations in the Midsouth, Southeast and Northeast of the country. Throughout 2022, the airline will be extensively expanding its route network with the arrival of a fleet of new Airbus A220's. In the long term, the airline plans to fly more than 500 routes including destinations across the Atlantic. One of the airline's main goals is to provide low-fare, high-quality service to its customers.
Breeze launched flights in May 2021. The airline offers point-to-point flights, which means that, unlike many airlines, it isn't based at a particular airport and will fly a smaller number of routes between several different airports. The airline launched with 39 nonstop routes across 16 different cities within the US and its first service flew between Charleston and Tampa.
All of its crew is trained at its headquarters in Utah but after training, several different crews were stationed at other airports, such as Charleston - South Carolina, New Orleans - Louisana, Norfolk - Virginia and Tampa - Florida.
JetBlue's founder David Neeleman created Breeze Airways in 2018, which is the fifth airline that he launched. The airline was originally branded as Moxy Airways, before changing to Breeze Airways due to trademark issues. The airline primarily focuses on flying underserved routes that are not flown by existing US carriers. Once its domestic route network has fully rolled out, the airline is also considering launching low-cost, long-haul flights to destinations in South America and Europe.
Breeze Airways was originally supposed to launch in 2020 after acquiring Compass Airlines. However, the Compass Airlines acquisition never went through and due to the coronavirus pandemic, the launch was pushed back. Its official launch was in May 2021, with flight tickets going on sale just weeks before the first flight.
The baggage allowance for the flight will differ depending on which fare is purchased.
Passengers who purchase the Nice fare aren't given a free carry-on baggage allowance, although, they can add carry-on baggage to their flight if they wish.
Passengers who purchase the Nicer fare are entitled to 1 item of carry-on baggage included within their fare. This bag must not weigh more than 35 pounds (16 kg) and must fit within the dimensions of 55cm x 35cm x 22cm (22" x 14" x 9").
Passengers who purchase the Nice fare aren't given a free checked baggage allowance. However, they can purchase up to 3 checked bags to add to their flight.
Passengers who have purchased the Nicer fare are given a free allowance of 1 free checked bag. This bag must not weigh more than 50 pounds (22.6kg) and must fit within overall dimensions of 158cm (62") (length + width + height). If passengers require more baggage, they can purchase extra pieces.
All passengers are given a free personal item allowance, no matter which fare they purchase. This can be a bag such as a purse, small backpack, laptop bag or something of a similar size. The baggage must fit within the dimensions of 43cm x 33cm x 20cm (17" x 13" x 8").
Breeze Airways officially has 2 cabin classes — Nice and Nicer. However, you can buy extras such as extra legroom within the Economy cabin.
The airline's Economy Class OR 'Nice' fare is a simple Economy Class cabin that is perfect for passengers who are looking to travel from destination to destination with little added extras.
Passengers can purchase extras such as baggage, food and drink etc. Unlike other fares, these aren't included in the price of the ticket.
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 configuration, with standard leg room.
The airline's Premium Economy OR 'Nicer' fare is the next step up from the Economy/Nice fare. Although in the same part of the cabin, passengers are given extra benefits that are included within the price of their ticket. These extras include:
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 configuration and give extra legroom.
Breeze Airways is launching a First Class cabin in its new Airbus A220 aircraft. There will be up to 36 First Class seats per flight. The First Class cabin will be available to passengers who purchase the 'Nicest' fare. Passengers can enjoy premium travel, with complimentary dining and drinks and a spacious and personalised travel experience.
The airline will not have seat back entertainment on its flights for Economy passengers. However, passengers will be able to access in-flight entertainment through the airline's app. This will allow passengers to watch a variety of TV shows and movies, as well as other entertainment, through their own personal electronic devices.
Much like JetBlue, the airline will offer free WIFI to all of its passengers on all flights. Passengers will be able to connect to the WIFI through their mobile, laptop, tablet, or any other WIFI-enabled electronic device.
Breeze Airways offers complimentary water and snacks on all of its flights.
Onboard the Airbus A220, the airline offers food and drink on all flights, with a range of hot and cold snacks and hot, cold, alcoholic and soft drinks on offer. Food and drink will cost a fee and will be able to purchase once in-flight, unless the ticket purchased states otherwise. Dining will be complementary for Premium and First Class passengers.
Breeze Airway's offers passengers both an online check-in service and alternatively, check-in at the airport.
Passengers are able to check-in for their flight by visiting the Breeze Airways online check-in page. Online check-in is available 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure time and closes 45 minutes before.
In most instances, check-in opens 2 hours before scheduled departure and it is recommended to arrive as early as possible. Passengers are also encouraged to visit the website of the airport they will be departing from to confirm recommended arrival times.
Please be aware that if you check in at the airport, the airline charges a $3 USD fee.
Breeze Airways' frequent flyer programme is called 'BreezePoints'. With BreezePoints passengers can earn and spend points when flying with Breeze Airways. The number of points you earn will depend on the flight duration, the cabin class you fly in and the amount spent on flights.
Breeze is happy to support passengers with disabilities. When you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, you can request special assistance. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team post-booking to arrange special services. The airline asks that this be done no later then 48 hours prior to scheduled departure.
Breeze is happy to welcome passengers travelling with their pets. The airline will allow small, domesticated cats or dogs for a fixed one-way charge. All pets must be carried in an appropriate carrier and placed under the seat in front. The maximum weight allowed for the pet and carrier is 25 pounds. Passengers can make a request to add their pet to their booking during the booking process.
Infants under the age of two years old may travel on the lap of a full-paying adult. Only one infant is permitted per travelling adult. For children two years old or older, an individual seat must be purchased.
Breeze Airways allows pregnant women to travel as long as there are no complications. Pregnant women must provide a certificate stating that they are fit to fly and the expected date of birth. Please note that women with a history of complications should not attempt travelling by air.
As of May 2022, Breeze offers point-to-point services between secondary airports in the US and between major cities that are not currently connected by direct flights. The airline is currently primarily focused on East Coast and Eastern cities, although has started to expand its network even further across the US. Key cities that the airline serves include: New York, Providence, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Palm Beach and Tampa, among others.
The airline is also expected to launch even more routes in the future.
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Breeze Airways flies point-to-point flights and doesn't have a primary hub airport. The airline is headquartered at Salt Lake City International Airport, though, which is located five miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Even though the airline is headquartered at Salt Lake City International, it doesn't currently fly from the airport. This is only its station and where the majority of its crew are trained.
Airlines that fly to Salt Lake City International Airport include Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, jetBlue Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines.
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Breeze Airways will launch with a fleet of Embraer 190s. Sometime after its launch and before the end of 2021, the airline is set to take delivery of A220-330s. The delivery will most likely take place in October 2021.
The planes that the airline will use for each flight will depend on the route demand, with the bigger Airbus planes used for flights where demand is higher.
Whether you love sitting in the window seat or in the aisle seat you can pre-select your seat prior to your flight with Breeze Airways via 'Manage my Booking'.
The seats in Breeze Airways First Class cabin are laid out in a 2–2 configuration. Extra legroom can be purchased when flying in Breeze's Economy Cabin.
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18th May 2022
Breeze Airways is planning to add a number of new routes and destinations to its route network in 2022 as the airline takes delivery of more Airbus A220s. Through summer 2022, Breeze will add 35 routes to 10 new cities. The airline will offer daily flights to the highest demand markets using its new state-of-the-art Airbus A220 aircraft. The Airbus will feature 36 first class, 10 extra legroom and 80 standard seats.