Azorra delivers first new A220-300 to Breeze Airways

Azorra is celebrating delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 from its firm orderbook of 22 to Breeze Airways, the A220s third largest customer worldwide.

The new A220 from Azorra marks the 24th A220 to join Breeze’s fleet and the first to be assembled at Airbus’ plant in Mirabel, Canada, where the A220 program is headquartered.

The delivery comes shortly after the airline announced its plans to become an all-A220 operation by the end of 2024.

Born from a clean sheet design, the A220 was specially built for efficiency and performance in the 100-150 seat market as well as for passenger comfort.

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, says: “We are truly excited to be delivering the first A220 from our firm orderbook to our longstanding friends at Breeze.

“The unparalleled efficiency of this new aircraft will complement Breeze’s growing fleet of A220s and support the airline as it looks to expand its coast-to-coast network across the US.

“We look forward to supporting the Breeze team and expanding our relationship with Airbus as we continue to place A220s with operators across the world.”

David Neeleman, founder and CEO of Breeze Airways, says: “The A220 is the focal point of Breeze’s business model.

“From its largest in category windows and spacious overhead storage bins, to its incredible efficiency and being the quietest in its class, our Guests love the elevated travel experience on Breeze’s A220s.

“It has been a pleasure working with our partners at Azorra, and this new aircraft will enable Breeze to continue to grow beyond our current 56 cities across 29 states.”

Breeze has firm orders for 90 A220s with 30 remaining options. As of April 2024, Breeze has taken delivery of 24 A220s from the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile, AL.