Breeze Airways announces its new Airbus A220-300 schedules, first flights from Tampa

Breeze Airways has announced it plans to announce new, longer routes for the airline’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft in the coming weeks but travelers will get their first opportunity to fly on the new aircraft on 17 existing Breeze routes this summer, starting May 4*, as the airline extends its sales booking window through September 6, 2022. Breeze will premiere its new ‘Nicest’ fare and first-class seating, available only on the A220s, with an introductory fare of just $99.

The introductory Nicest fare is not available on all flights and must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on January 25, 2002**.

Breeze will have 15 A220-300s in service by the end of 2022 which will be used primarily for longer-haul flights, including transcontinental service. The carrier, which began service in May 2021 with an all-Embraer fleet, has agreed to purchase 80 A220-300s, with one aircraft scheduled to be delivered each month for the next six and a half years.

Nicest Fare

Until now, Breeze Guests have been able to select from either the ‘Nice’ or ‘Nicer’ fare when booking on the Breeze website or app. When booking a flight on the A220-300, Guests will have a third fare option to select, the ‘Nicest’ fare, which will feature a range of bundled amenities in addition to a first-class seat.

The Nicest fare also includes two checked bags, a carry-on bag and a personal item, and Guests will receive 6% BreezePoints earned. Fresh food items will be introduced later with the longer routes. All A220-300 aircraft will be outfitted later this year with the technology allowing Guests to seamlessly stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while inflight.

First Class Seat

Breeze’s A220-300 aircraft will feature a dynamic seating plan which can be customized for seasonality, or by route. The A220s will feature a range between 10 and 45 extra legroom seats and 80 standard legroom seats, all in a two-by-three configuration. The aircraft also will be outfitted with between 12 and 36 first class seats in a two-by-two configuration, featuring 39-inches of seat pitch, 20.5-inches of seat width and special features such as a footrest for added comfort. All seats are fitted with in-seat power and USB ports.

First A220 Flights

Breeze has extended its travel booking window through September 6, 2022, revealing on which routes the A220 will operate first. The A220 will not operate every day on each route. To determine which flights are operated by the A220, check to see if there is a “Nicest” fare option, which is only available on the Airbus jet.

The A220 will operate on the following routes:

Tampa, FL to:

– Akron/Canton, OH (starting 5/4/22) ;

– Charleston , SC (starting 5/4/22);

– Louisville, KY (starting 5/4/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 5/4/22);

– Oklahoma City, OK (starting 5/4/22);

– Richmond, VA (starting 5/4/22);

– Tulsa, OK (starting 5/5/22);

– Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (starting 5/6/22);

– Huntsville, AL (starting 5/6/22).

Charleston, SC to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Providence, RI (starting 5/5/22);

– Richmond, VA (starting 5/26/22);

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

– Huntsville, AL (starting 6/30/22).

Norfolk, VA to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

Richmond, VA to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Charleston, SC (starting 5/26/22).

Akron/Canton, OK to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Louisville, KY to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Oklahoma City, OH to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Providence, RI to:

– Charleston, SC (starting 5/5/22).

Tulsa, OK to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/5/22).

Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22).

Huntsville, AL to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22);

– Charleston, SC (starting 6/30/22).

Hartford, CT to:

– Charleston, SC (starting 6/2/22);

– Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22);

– Pittsburgh, PA; (starting 6/2/22).

Columbus, OH to:

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22).

Pittsburgh, PA to:

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

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