So it does seem they over-reached commercially. Not a big deal overall, but it looks like demand wasn't quite high enough for 4x/week on some routes and operationally, the E-19x need one more spare aircraft. So this leaves me wondering, is this all late introduction into service of E190 or is Breeze slowing intentionally to get the name out (lack of the window to advertise I hypothesize).
While which routes were pulled back on frequency was likely commercially based, it simply came down to an Aircraft issue. Had the aircraft issue not been there, everything would still be operating as planned
How do you know this, the spokesman admitted aircraft were not full? You may see the glass half full, I have always thought Breeze was a huge risk. I think they are trying to find a tiny niche in a saturated market. They only reason for the hype is that anything Neeleman does seems to get lots of fawning from the press with very little skepticism and analysis.
In my opinion, the partial weekly frequency market is hugely underserved. No one bats a thousand, Breeze needs to adjust frequency to market demand.
If I could, I personally would invest in Breeze because it has great potential. There is tons of skepticism; Neeleman just has a proven track record of identifying underserved niches; he doesn't repeat priir strategies, he goes after the next niche.
I am sad there is a little stumbling early on, but overall, Breeze is getting established. The first year is the hardest to shake down hiring, training, aircraft acquisition, and initial routes. Growth from positive word of mouth is Neeleman's strategy (saves on advertising). I posted early in this thread the abismal customer satisfaction ratings of the competing airlines in the less than daily frequency range. That leaves a niche wide open if done well.