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Eu acho as pinturas do Panda horrendas... poluídas, sem muito nexo... A Amaszonas chega a doer nos olhos. Contudo os A333 ex-SIA ficaram bacanas, e a da Azul, bacana também, apesar do forte nacio

Um usuário do forum igual a você, com os mesmo direitos de opinar.

O Panda faz apenas o que o cliente, através do time de comunicação/marketing, exige num briefing e em um contrato de prestação de serviços. Se o cliente aprova o design final, seja ele poluído ou não,

2 hours ago, edu2703 said:

Basicamente o mesmo interior da Azul. Só tiraram o IFE.

É um ex-Azul, PR-AUB.

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Só falta em algum momento e destino, ligar as rotas da BREEZE com a AZUL.  Quem sabe no futuro, a BREEZE não ligue FLL a BEL e MAO...?

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10 minutes ago, RCWSKY said:

Só falta em algum momento e destino, ligar as rotas da BREEZE com a AZUL.  Quem sabe no futuro, a BREEZE não ligue FLL a BEL e MAO...?

Range não falta no A220.

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Neeleman Startup Breeze Focuses on Operations After Less-Than-Perfect Launch

Edward Russell

August 18, 2021

Breeze Airways has had a memorable first three months. David Neeleman’s latest airline startup has gone from zero to 16 destinations since May, riding the wave of the U.S. summer travel recovery along with many of its competitors.

But those first months have not been entirely uneventful. Operational issues in June and July forced it to cull some frequencies from its schedule. The number of daily flights peaked at 66 a day on July 25 before falling to 60 a day the next Sunday, August 1, and remain there through at least the end of August, according to Cirium schedule data. And other flights were rescheduled to ensure that Breeze had two spare Embraer E-Jets from its fleet of 13 E190s and E195s for future disruptions.

“We probably bit off a bit more than we could chew at the beginning,” Neeleman told Airline Weekly. “We got it done, [but] it wasn’t perfect.”

Asked why the airline lacked spares at its start and he said it was simply a desire to maximize revenues. This is an understandable situation: Every startup burns through cash in its early days, paying for everything from aircraft to staff and training out of pocket until it can carry its first revenue passengers.

“No one really cares about revenue right now, we just need to run an airline,” said Neeleman, adding that he “cares more” for operational integrity now. It was an operational meltdown over Valentines Day weekend in 2007 at his best known venture, JetBlue Airways, that forced his exit as CEO of the carrier.

And as for the Covid-19 Delta variant that several competitors have warned has dampened demand, Breeze sees some softness but has been able to stimulate bookings with fare sales, said Neeleman.

That’s where Breeze sits going into the autumn. The airline is focused on running its current schedule reliably and inducting the Airbus A220 into its fleet, the first of which is due in October. It closed $200 million in additional Series B equity funding on August 18, bringing its total startup capital to more than $300 million. That’s plenty of cash to weather additional losses — something Neeleman expects in 2021 before Breeze becomes “solidly profitable” in 2022 — and fund future growth, for example opportunistically buying used E-Jets as they come on the market.

When JetBlue — the most successful U.S. airline startup in recent history — launched in 2000, it had $130 million in startup capital. That’s equal to roughly $206 million in 2021 dollars.

Most of Breeze’s 16 startup markets are still developing and slowing growth during this period will allow them to mature, said Neeleman. Asked if any destinations were outperforming others, he declined to comment except to say that some were maturing faster than others. The airline has no plans to drop any markets, he added.

That’s more than can be said for fellow pandemic startup Avelo Airlines. The carrier launched with service to 11 destinations from a Burbank base in April but will pare three cities — Bozeman, Mont., Grand Junction, Colo., and Phoenix-Mesa — from its map in October. But Avelo is simply pivoting with plans to add four new cities from Burbank in September: Fort Collins, Colo., Monterey, Calif., and Provo and St. George, Utah. And the airline plans to open a new base at Tweed Airport in New Haven, Conn., in the coming months.

Breeze is unlikely to add any new destinations until its A220s come online next year, said Neeleman. That introduction is delayed to early in the second quarter from around the beginning of the year, as he told Airline Weekly in May. Asked about the delay, Neeleman said it is a result of the FAA’s multi-step process to add an aircraft type to its operating certificate. “It’s frustratingly long but it is what it is,” he said.

When Breeze does begin flying the A220, it plans to operate four aircraft and launch multiple markets at once. The aircraft will be laid out in a dual-class configuration — the specifics of which Neeleman is mum on — with additional inflight amenities, including pre-flight meal ordering through its app and Wi-Fi connectivity. Breeze has firm orders for 60 A220-300s.

 

https://airlineweekly.com/2021/08/neeleman-startup-breeze-focuses-on-operations-after-less-than-perfect-launch/

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Breeze Airways confirma encomenda de 20 jatos A220-300 adicionais

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MOBILE, ALABAMA — A nova companhia aérea americana Breeze Airways, sediada em Utah, revelou sua nova pintura do A220-300, ao mesmo tempo em que confirmou que chegou a um acordo de compra com a Airbus para mais 20 aeronaves.

Este pedido não divulgado anteriormente de 20 eleva a carteira de pedidos total da Breeze para 80 jatos A220-300, o primeiro dos quais será entregue no quarto trimestre de 2021.

A nova pintura da aeronave foi concluída nas instalações da Airbus em Mobile, Alabama, que entregará aproximadamente um A220 por mês para a Breeze nos próximos seis anos e meio. A companhia aérea planeja iniciar voos com a frota da Airbus no segundo trimestre de 2022.

A eficiência superior do A220 apoiará os objetivos de negócios da nova companhia aérea de oferecer uma ótima experiência de viagem, com tarifas baixas e alta flexibilidade. Espera-se que a Breeze forneça um serviço sem escalas entre as rotas mal atendidas nos EUA a preços acessíveis.

A Breeze iniciou as operações aéreas em maio de 2021. Este primeiro A220 é a primeira aeronave nova que será operada pela companhia aérea.

O A220 é a única aeronave construída especificamente para o mercado de 100-150 assentos e reúne aerodinâmica de última geração, materiais avançados e os motores turbofan PW1500G de última geração da Pratt & Whitney.

Beneficiando-se das tecnologias mais recentes, o A220 é a aeronave mais silenciosa, limpa e ecológica em sua categoria. Apresentando uma emissão de ruído 50% reduzida e até 25% menor consumo de combustível por assento em comparação com aeronaves da geração anterior, bem como emissões de NOx cerca de 50% menores do que os padrões da indústria, o A220 é uma ótima aeronave para operações urbanas.

Mais de 170 A220s foram entregues a dez operadoras na Ásia, América do Norte, Europa e África, provando a grande versatilidade do último membro da família da Airbus.

Fonte: Airbus via Redação Forças de Defesa 14 set 2021

Ante este desempenho superlativo (segundo a Airbus), como fica o Embraer 195-E2?

 

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Breeze bets big on premium with new A220s

26 OCTOBER 2021 BY SETH MILLER 

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Breeze Airways is taking its “Seriously Nice” branding to new levels with the delivery of its first A220-300 today in Mobile, Alabama. The carrier introduced its “Nicest” fare offering (joining the existing Nice and Nicer) and long-touted on-board premium cabin option.

In a nod to what the company expects to be strong demand for a leisure premium service level, the premium cabin will stretch all the way to the over wing exits: the A220-300 will feature 36 “Nicest” seats on board.

If you can go transcon and pay an extra 50 bucks for first class, we think people will do that.

– Breeze Founder & CEO David Neeleman

Justifying the heavy premium configuration, Founder and CEO David Neeleman notes, “The first class is a 2-2 layout, so you lose half as many seats (compared to economy) as you do on a 737 or A320. When I heard that I could just give up 10 more coach seats and get 22 more first class seats, that was pretty tempting.”

Neeleman also expects the fare premium for the Nicest offering will be relatively low. Exact pricing will, however, vary by route and demand. Chief Commercial Officer Lukas Johnson does not expect that the Nicest seats will end up filled for free. “It is just a pricing exercise” to get to the correct sales levels.

The Nicest seats are pitched at 39″ and include a foot rest. Breeze selected the Safran Seats Z600 seat for the premium product.

The plane also offers two rows of “Nicer” extra leg room seats, including an exit row with an astounding 49″ pitch. The second Nicer row offers a plenty comfortable 33″ layout.

Another 80 regular economy (“Nice”) seats fill the back half of the new Breeze A220. The first row of economy is pitched at 31″ while the rest are 30″. For the Nice and Nicer seats Breeze selected Safran Seats’ Z110i.

The aircraft features three lavatories on board, including access for passengers with reduced mobility. The rear pair of lavs are behind the exit door, adjacent to the galley. This is a generally more cramped layout, but also allows for the extra seats in the cabin.

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What’s nicer than “Nicest??”

Back when the A220 plans were first announced Neeleman highlighted the ability to quickly adjust the cabin layout, including installation of flat beds for true long-haul service. He doubled down on that idea at the unveiling.

The 36 seat Nicest cabin could become a 21 bed layout in just a day or two, with Neeleman hinting at service to South America with that layout.

It could also become a 145 seat, all-economy setup in a similar amount of time.

Such shifts will be driven by demand and seasonality of routes, according to Neeleman.

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High speed WIFi…eventually

The “Nicest” fare also includes high speed internet service on board. Or it will once the system is selected and installed.

Neeleman acknowledges the service will not be available on day one, despite that being roughly five months away. He also notes the company has not settled on a pricing plan for the rest of passengers, “We’re still determining if that’s going to be free for texting and then a nominal charge; we’ll announce that later.”

This delay echoes the company’s announcement for launch streaming IFE on the Embraer fleet, only to see that rollout delayed through the summer.

All USB-A and USB-C power. Nicest seats also offer 110V outlets. (A previous version of the story listed all seats as having 110V based on incorrect details initially provided.)

No routes yet

Breeze will not immediately press the A220 into service. Nor will the company announce route plans for the type just yet.

Part of that is based on FAA certification requirements the carrier must complete before the new type can carry passengers. But Breeze also wants to make a big splash when the A220s finally do begin operations, with six taking flight in that initial tranche of service. The company currently hopes to hit that target in the March or April 2022 timeframe.

As for markets to serve, longer routes, including transcontinental city pairs, are clearly part of the plan. But the company also expects to maintain its variable operating schedule by day of week.

Neeleman knows that these new planes have to fly more than the Embraer fleet to cover their costs, but still believes that they can average 12+ hours per day with an 18-20 hour peak day operation and much less (or even nothing) against slack demand mid-week.

For now the company anticipates mostly building from the existing bases at Tampa, New Orleans, Charleston, and Norfolk “to places that we don’t fly to today.” But those won’t be the only destinations the new planes touch as the fleet and network grow.

Breeze expects to have 15 A220s in service by the end of 2022, and to maintain a growth pace of one aircraft per month through the current order book of 80 aircraft.

 

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