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Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:56 pm
by 815253
Couldn't quite find an answer yet.

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:54 pm
by debonair
To serve secondary markets with even lower costs...

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:26 pm
by 815253
debonair wrote:
To serve secondary markets with even lower costs...


To have an airline with even lower costs or to fly to secondary airports that cost less?

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:58 pm
by ChrisKen
Because Neeleman isn't part of JetBlue anymore.
Because he spotted a gap in the market, because he founded Breeze to fill that gap.

The gap being secondary low-cost point to point routes that bypass traditional large hubs (quicker/cheaper secondary city service).

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:45 pm
by 815253
ChrisKen wrote:
Because Neeleman isn't part of JetBlue anymore.


ah I see.

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:58 am
by lightsaber
airlinenavigato wrote:
ChrisKen wrote:
Because Neeleman isn't part of JetBlue anymore.


ah I see.

Neeleman was effectively kicked out of JetBlue.


That said, their business models are very different.

JetBlue: Extreamly high hourly utilization of narrowbodies, picked the A220 to compliment the A320 with much lower unit costs than the E190 and definitely more range. e.g., the mix of improving utilization, low unit costs, and the range will help open San Antonio for JetBlue:
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/jetblue ... 021-10?amp


Breeze: Low utilization airline. The A220 was picked for low unit costs and range. Breeze is also going premium ULCC with the A220 (bigger seats up front):
https://www.aviationbusinessme.com/airl ... 0-on-order

It will be interesting to see how Breeze uses the A220 different than JetBlue (hours flown per day in particular).

Neeleman has his ideas that are different than the current JetBlue. As Breeze is so tiny and only flying E190s P2P vs. JetBlue using them as hub feeders, it will be interesting to see how Breeze matures and how JetBlue changes with the A220.

For both airlines, I predict the excellent range and economics will change their current business model. For JetBlue, open more city pairs. For Breeze, higher utilization and the added range will also open more city pairs.

Lightsaber

Re: Why was Breeze founded instead of ordering more A220 for JetBlue?

Posted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:29 pm
by 815253
thx!