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 (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.
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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.