Breeze Airways Selects Viasat for IFC Solution
New low-cost airline Breeze Airways has tapped Viasat for in-flight connectivity (IFC) service. Viasat will outfit Breeze’s complete Airbus A220-300 fleet with IFC service, the companies announced Tuesday. Breeze has 80 Airbus A220s on order with an option for an additional 40.
Breeze is a new budget airline in the continental U.S. started by JetBlue founder David Neeleman last year. The airline will operate the Airbus A220 starting in May, and the first aircraft featuring Viasat connectivity is expected to enter service in October 2022. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Neeleman said the company’s vision for IFC expands beyond internet speeds, and includes the Breeze app, which gives customers personalized services.
“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,” Neeleman said.