Founded in 2018 and operating a fleet of Embraer E190 and E195 jets, Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 single-aisle aircraft at the Mobile, Alabama delivery centre. At the same time, it was announced that all 80 A220-300 jets on order will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTFTM geared turbofan engines. In addition, Pratt & Whitney will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services through a comprehensive, long-term EngineWise® agreement.
“We are excited to fly our first Airbus A220 and to grow our fleet in partnership with Pratt & Whitney,” said David Neeleman, founder and CEO at Breeze Airways. “At Breeze, we’re working to make flying accessible and ‘seriously nice’ for everyone. With industry-leading fuel efficiency, Pratt & Whitney’s engines will help us fly more passengers, farther, quieter and more sustainably, at lower fares.”
The A220 offers significantly lower operating costs compared to previous-generation aircraft. The engine can deliver double-digit improvements in fuel and carbon emissions while providing a 75% reduction in noise footprint and producing NOx emissions 50% below the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) CAEP/6 regulation.