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Published on February 3rd, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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NAC Deliver First EMB-190 to Breeze Airways

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) who are headquartered in Limerick have delivered the first Embraer EMB-190 to Breeze Airways on lease. It is the first delivery of a fifteen aircraft deal with new US start up airline Breeze Airways. Breeze Airways is set up by David Neeleman who has previously co-founded airlines including Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue and Azul in Brazil. The airline also has an order for 60 Airbus A220’s that will commence deliveries from April this year. The initial routes for the airline have not yet been announced. However, they do intend to serve secondary airports across the United States offering a low cost product but with a two class configuration where you can ‘buy your way up the ladder’.

Commenting on the new deal with Breeze Airways, Jim Murphy, Chief Commercial Officer with NAC said, “This announcement coincides with significant interest in the E190 worldwide. Regional aircraft like the E190 were the first to be returned to service as they are ideally suited to serve post COVID demand. This aircraft type is once again experiencing a resurgence as it allows airlines to continue to profitably service all of their pre-COVID markets and retain pre-COVID frequency. The Breeze team has vast experience with the E-Jet family, and we are excited to work with them as they begin their new airline with the E190, an aircraft type ideally suited to their exciting new network.”

Also commenting was David Neeleman who said “We couldn’t be happier with our partnership with Nordic Aviation Capital and to take delivery of our first Embraer E190 from NAC. We look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship together as well as the next 14 aircraft.”

The first aircraft to be delivered to Breeze Airways is N90NA (c/n 19000070) is a 2007 build aircraft that previously flew with Air Canada until 2019. Nordic Aviation Capital is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving approximately 75 airline customers in over 50 countries. NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes ATR 42, ATR 72, De Havilland Dash 8, Mitsubishi CRJ900/1000, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jet family aircraft.

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