Monday, May 27, 2024

Breeze Airways Seeks To Expand Its Flights to Mexico

Breeze Airways has announced its intentions to expand its flights to Mexico. The U.S. start-up airline has submitted an application to be granted authorization to begin flying international flights in preparation for the launch of a new route that would connect Los Angeles with the well-known Mexican holiday resort of San Jose del Cabo.

As Aviation Week reported, Breeze has requested regulatory permission for scheduled passenger service between the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Jose del Cabo International Airport in a document that was filed on May 1 with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). In November 2023, one flight per week would begin to operate.

The start-up is competing in the oversaturated North American bargain market with a fleet of Airbus A220s and Embraer E-jets. The company was founded in 2021 by David Neeleman, who is also the creator of WestJet, JetBlue Airways, and Brazil’s Azul. Private finance in the amount of $200 million was used to launch Breeze.

According to the application that the airline submitted, “Consumer acceptance of Breeze’s service has been strong,” and “Breeze has expanded its operations to 35 cities on over 140 routes.”

Before moving westward to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and San Francisco, the ultra-low-cost carrier originally expanded its network throughout the southeastern region of the United States. Breeze, along with sister start-up discounter Avelo Airlines, has filled up some of the slack in air service to mid-sized cities, meeting demand that was left unmet after U.S. regional airlines downsized in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak. Recently, Breeze has offered lower fares than its competitors since it is a smaller airline.

According to the company, Breeze now operates 12 brand new A220-300s and has reservations for 68 further aircraft of the same kind in addition to 17 E-Jets.


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