(14 Sep 2021) Breeze Airways has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more A220-300 jets, bringing the airline’s total order book to 80 A220-300s.
Deliveries are scheduled to commence in Q4 2021, with Airbus’ facility in Mobile, Alabama set to deliver approximately one A220 per month to Breeze over the next six-and-a-half years.
Breeze started airline operations in May 2021, and the A220 will be the first brand new aircraft to be operated by the airline.
The A220 is purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market and brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines.
The A220 is the quietest, cleanest and most eco-friendly aircraft in its category, featuring a 50% reduced noise footprint and up to 25% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, as well as around 50% lower NOx emissions than industry standards.
Over 170 A220s have been delivered to ten operators in Asia, North Americas, Europe, and Africa, proving the great versatility of Airbus’ latest family member.