JetBlue founder plans new airline named Breeze Airways for midsize cities
JetBlue is coming near to its 20 years in existence as per calculating its inaugural flight. With that, this New York-based carrier’s founder applied to operate a new airline. The documents submitted to the Department of Transportation named it Breeze Airways.
Another carrier would start out providing point-to-point domestic services which is David Neeleman’s new U.S leisure aimed carrier. As it flies, it makes use of subleased Embraer planes from another airline company that he also founded – Azul Brazilian Airlines. As per the statement released, it could fly as early as the end of this year.
Breeze Airways aims to become the world’s nicest airline that focuses on mid-sized cities. As per David Neeleman’s their airline company is going to fly where no one else is flying. For now, he is considering approximately 500 cities but still hasn’t yet settled on a network. Also, passengers largely would bypass large hubs to connect wherein point-to-point flying is a good model for discount carriers like Allegiant. Lukas Johnson, Breeze Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer formerly work at the Allegiant for almost a decade. He has a wide knowledge of such markets. He further added that if they have a plane that’s smaller with a lower trip cost, there’ll be lots of opportunities.
In April, Breeze Airways will start receiving 28 Embraer 195 aircraft. In addition to that, David Neeleman is also eyeing the possibility of flying internationally with Airbus A220-300s which scheduled to commence in April 2021. On the other hand, JetBlue also ordered 60 of the given Airbus planes. Way back in 2007, JetBlue ousted David Neeleman after a customer service meltdown.
The given jets, which are fuel-efficient have the range to allow Breeze Airways to fly to Europe departing from the East Coast of the United States and to a host of cities throughout Latin America. Also, David Neeleman is considering the type of Wi-Fi to offer for the longer A229 routes which are possible free of charge. JetBlue currently offers that but the majority of the airlines haven’t been able to modify and crack that formula. For the shorter flights which will make use of the Embraer, a passenger will most likely be able to just download the movies.
Breeze Airways commercial operation will be headquartered in Salt Lake City. Similar to other low-cost carriers, it will also charge passenger fees for add-ons like food and baggage.