Breeze Airways debuts Airbus A220 aircraft in Huntsville
HSV among first in the nation to be served by new, Mobile-built planes
HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville travelers will be among the first to have the opportunity to fly on new the Airbus aircraft built in Mobile to Tampa, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., starting May 6.
Breeze Airways will have 15 Mobile-built 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.
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.
Breeze’s A220-300 aircraft will feature a 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.
For more information, go to www.flyhuntsville.com.