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Breeze Airways and Utah Valley University partner for new flight attendant program

Utah Valley University made this announcement:

Breeze Airways, the new airline start-up, pending FAA and DOT approval, from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, has partnered with Utah Valley University to create an innovative flight attendant training program. Breeze will hire qualified UVU students as flight attendants and will simultaneously provide them with a path to a college degree through the University.

According to program guidelines, qualified in-state, full-time, degree-seeking students at UVU will receive full tuition reimbursement, and out-of-state students can receive up to $6,000 per year.Participants must be accepted as full-time students and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to qualify. All university classes will be online.

“As we prepare the ‘world’s nicest airline’ for launch in 2021, we’re looking for student team members who will help us in that quest,’” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways founder and CEO. “Everyone wins through this partnership. Breeze hires outstanding student team members who receive real-world experience and a college degree.”

Students must also be at least 20 years old, willing to relocate to bases where Breeze needs them, and work 15 days per month. They must be accepted to UVU before their initial training date with the airline. Other benefits include monthly salary, paid housing, transportation to and from the airport for work, and one paid trip home per month.

“UVU is extremely pleased with the Breeze Airways partnership,” said David McEntire, UVU’s dean of the College of Health and Public Service, of which aviation is a part. “It is clearly a wonderful opportunity for our students and the airline. Our college and department leaders cannot express our gratitude enough for this innovative collaboration.”

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete the initial flight attendant training program in Salt Lake City before tuition will be covered. University classes will be limited during training.


Breeze Aviation drops its plan to acquire the AOC of Compass Airlines

Breeze Aviation Group, Inc. has notified the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that its has dropped its intent to acquire the air operators certificate (AOC) of Compass Airways.

Instead the new airline, operating as Breeze Airways, will request its own AOC and still plans to launch operations in 2021.


Breeze Airways files to acquire the AOC of Compass Airways to launch operations in mid 2021

Breeze Airways (Salt Lake City), the new scheduled airline start-up of David Neeleman, has filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to acquire the air operator certificate (AOC) of disbanded Compass Airlines.

In the filing, Breeze announced it will begin charter operations in October 2020 before commencing scheduled passenger services in May 2021. The new airline plans to serve 15 underserved destinations on the East Coast, South, Texas and the Midwest.

To start operations, Breeze will lease 15 Embraer 190 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital.

The first new Airbus A220-300 aircraft will be delayed until August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The A220s will be used to launch transcontinental routes.

All images by the airline.

David Neeleman launches Breeze Airways, formerly Moxy

David Neeleman on February 7, 2020, announced that his new airline had been officially named Breeze.

Prior to this official name, the project was known as Moxy, but that was in conflict with Marriott’s Moxy Hotels trademark.

Previously on July 17, 2018, the new entity signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 60 A220-300s to be delivered from April 2021. It will start operations with Embraer 195s.

The new airline will be based in Salt Lake City and will serve smaller, underserved airports.