Breeze Airways (MX, Salt Lake City) has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for authorisation to operate flights outside the contiguous United States and will soon make "announcements" in this regard.

"We're in the process right now. We're in the process with the FAA of getting flag ops added. Not announced this or next week, but in the near future, we'll be making some announcements," Chief Commercial Officer Lukas Johnson said at the Skift Aviation Forum in Dallas.

Johnson did not disclose which markets the airline is looking at and whether it will use its A220-300s or, rather Embraer regional jets to fly abroad.

The David Neeleman-backed start-up currently focuses on serving secondary cities in the eastern US and Florida, although it also serves destinations in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah with both trans-continental and regional services. It currently operates nine A220-300s, ten E190s, and five E195s, the ch-aviation fleets module shows.