JetBlue founder to create new low-cost carrier Breeze Airways

JetBlue founder David Neeleman has announced the formation of Breeze Airways, a new low-cost, leisure-focused carrier targeting mid-sized cities, Neeleman said.

David Neeleman´s new carrier would start out providing point-to-point domestic service, flying used subleased Embraer planes from another airline he founded, Brazil´s Azul. It could fly as early as the end of this year.

Breeze, which vows to become the world´s nicest airline, will focus on mid-sized cities.

In addition to 28 Embraer 195 planes, which Neeleman said Breeze will start receiving in April, Neeleman is considering the possibility of international flying with Airbus A220-300s, which are scheduled to begin arriving April 2021.

The airline´s commercial operations will be headquartered in Salt Lake City.