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Breeze Airways reveals initial Airbus A220 routes

Breeze Airways has revealed its initial Airbus A220 routes in its latest schedule update.

Initial routes

As noted by Twitter user IshrionA, Breeze Airways has updated its schedule which reflects the airline’s initial A220 routes. For now, the carrier has revealed 17 Airbus A220 routes, with Tampa being the biggest market for the aircraft.

From Tampa, Breeze will operate A220s to the following destinations:

  • Akron/Canton from 4th May 2022
  • Bentonville from 6th May 2022
  • Charleston from 4th May 2022
  • Huntsville from 6th May 2022
  • Louisville from 4th May 2022
  • Norfolk from 4th May 2022
  • Oklahoma City from 4th May 2022
  • Richmond from 4th May 2022
  • Tulsa from 5th May 2022

From Charleston, Breeze will operate A220s to the following destinations:

  • Hartford from 2nd June 2022
  • Huntsville from 30th June 2022
  • Providence from 5th May 2022
  • Richmond from 26th May 2022
  • Tampa from 4th May 2022

From Norfolk, Breeze will operate A220s to the following destinations:

  • Columbus from 2nd June 2022
  • Hartford from 2nd June 2022
  • Tampa from 4th May 2022

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Related: Air France unveils its first Airbus A220-300

Breeze’s Airbus A220

While Breeze initially launched operations with leased Embraer E190/195 aircraft, the long term plan is for the airline to primarily operate Airbus A220s, as the airline has 80 of these on order. In October 2021, Breeze Airways unveiled its first Airbus A220. The airline initially announced that it will offer 3 classes of service: Nice, Nicer and Nicest. Presently, Nice and Nicer seats are the only classes of service found on the carrier’s E190s and E195s. However, the new A220s will feature the airline’s highest class of service, the Nicest class.

Nicest Class:

Breeze is betting big on premium customers. At the front of the A220, there are a whopping 36 seats of “Nicest” seats, which are basically the domestic first class seats found on many US airlines. The Nicest seats are arranged in a 2-2 configuration. Breeze has selected the Safran Seats Z600 hard product. The cabin takes up nine rows, running from the front of the aircraft to the emergency exit row.

Each of the Nicest seats are 20.5 inches in width and has a seat pitch of 39 inches. Privacy dividers between the Nicest and Nice cabins are absent, so those who are seated in Nicest cabin and want to avoid the noise from the Nicer cabin may want to try and get a seat closer to the front of the cabin. There is no seatback entertainment onboard the aircraft. WiFi is expected to come onboard the A220s, but it may take some time and is unlikely to be available at the time of launch. For those who come with pre-downloaded entertainment, the airline offers a few places to put your device.

The Airbus A220-300s will be used for longer-haul routes too, including some transcontinental flying as heavily teased by the airline. And passengers on transcontinental flights will look forward to a good sleep and for that, the seats recline a fair amount and include a leg rest.

All seats in this cabin feature access to power. This includes USB ports, including a USB C port, and a traditional AC power port.

Nice and Nicer Class:

The 2 other cabins on this aircraft are “Nicer” and “Nice” cabin. The former is an extra-legroom economy product while the latter is the standard economy class. There are 10 Nicer seats and 80 Nice seats on Breeze’s Airbus A220s. The extra-legroom seats are located just behind the premium cabin.

Just like the “Nicest” class, these two cabins do not feature seatback entertainment but have room for passengers to use their own devices. All the seats feature a built-in holder for a small device within the seatback. Power is available. However, in these cabin classes, only USB outlets (including a USB-C) are available.

As expected, there is a significant difference in pitch between the “Nicest” class and “Nice” cabin. However, there is also a noticeable difference in recline. Economy seats, including the extra-legroom rows, have a more limited recline than the premium seats and also, they do not include the leg rest.

Featured image by Airbus

All the other images by Breeze Airways

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