Richmond International Airport welcomes Breeze Airways
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Richmond International Airport greeted Breeze Airways with a “baptism” as they landed their first flight on the runway. Fire crews sent jets of water into the air above to rain down on the plane to celebrate the arrival of the new airline in Richmond.
“This is a big step forward for Richmond’s economy – it means jobs for the airline, it means tourism for the city and more traffic in the airport,” said Trey Urbahn, board member. director and founder of Breeze.
Flight 215 landed just before nine in the morning. The representatives were then able to spray the plane with champagne and visit the interior.
Breeze Airways said the flight was the first in a long line to reach River City.
“During the pandemic we took a hard hit here, you could literally hear every footstep as they came because it was so quiet,” said Perry Miller, CEO of the international airport of Richmond. “Breeze Airways will bring innovation to our airport and offer more direct flights to our customers, which will only help those who live here in Richmond. “
Breeze will operate 13 single-class Embraer aircraft this summer, on routes with an average flight time of less than two hours.
Breeze plans to order 60 new Airbus A220s which will be delivered one per month for five years, starting in October.
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