Mirabel, Canada, 16 May 2024 – U.S. based aircraft lessor Azorra has celebrated the delivery of its first A220-300. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus facility in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, will be leased to Utah-based Breeze Airways.

This is the first aircraft delivered out of the 22 A220-300 aircraft ordered by Azorra. The addition of Azorra’s capabilities in the regional airline segment is an additional endorsement for the A220 versatility.

In addition to its positive cabin experience, the A220 plays an important role in helping decrease airline operating costs and environmental impact. Offering 25% lower fuel burn and COemissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, the A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market. Combining state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF™ engines, the A220 brings customers a 50% reduced noise footprint when compared to previous generation aircraft and around 40% lower NOx emissions than industry standards. As with all Airbus aircraft, the A220 is already able to operate with up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Airbus aims for all its aircraft to be capable of operating with up to 100% SAF by 2030.

The aircraft can fly non-stop up to 3,600 nautical miles or 6,700 kilometres making the A220 the perfect solution supporting Breeze’s goal to provide nonstop service between underserved routes across the United States.

As of April 2024, Breeze has taken direct delivery of 23 A220s from Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama, production facility. Earlier this year, Breeze Airways disclosed an order for 10 additional A220-300s bringing the airline’s total firm order for the aircraft type to 90, making Breeze the third largest customer worldwide for the A220. Breeze also announced it will be using an all-A220 fleet for its commercial operations by the end of 2024.

With nearly 330 A220s delivered to 20 airlines operating on five continents, the A220 is the optimal aircraft to offer operational flexibility for both regional as well as long-distance routes.

To date, more than 100 million passengers have flown on the A220. The fleet is currently flying on more than 1,400 routes and more than 440 destinations worldwide.

As of the end of April 2024, around 30 customers have ordered more than 910 A220 aircraft confirming its leading position in the small single-aisle market.