Breeze Airways and Viasat Inc., a global communications company, today announced Viasat will outfit Breeze’s complete Airbus A220-300 fleet with its most advanced in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution.
“Breeze has 80 Airbus A220s on order with an option for an additional 40.
While Breeze will operate the Airbus A220 starting in May, the first aircraft featuring Viasat connectivity is expected to enter service in October 2022.
Breeze aims to make travel more digitally accessible—whether that is through its sleek and simple app or through deploying Viasat’s innovative industry-leading IFC system.
Specifically, Viasat’s IFC service provides a fast, streaming internet experience in the sky, comparable to what passengers expect on the ground.
It is powered by Viasat’s high-capacity, Ka-band satellite network, and will enable Breeze Guests the ability to enjoy high-quality entertainment and streaming content, stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers or be productive at any stage of the flight -– all on their personal electronic devices.
“Our vision for in-flight connectivity extends way beyond just delivering high-quality streaming and internet speeds,” said Breeze Founder and CEO David Neeleman.
“It will enable us to offer a fully-integrated and seamless experience through the Breeze app, giving our Guests unparalleled access to a wide array of personalized services and options.
“We identified a natural partner in Viasat — not only in the performance, speed and satellite capacity advantage, but as a great cultural partner in the way we both seek to prioritize the digital experience.”
Don Buchman, Viasat’s vice president and general manager, Commercial Aviation, added: “From our first discussions with Breeze, there was a great fit based on how the airline values the digital experience for its Guests and how our world-class IFC solution delivers on that promise.
“Specifically, for their expanding network and transcontinental routes, we can deliver the industry’s fastest in-flight connectivity service—even for bandwidth-intensive applications like streaming video, which dominate internet traffic today.”