Breeze Airways (MX, Salt Lake City) has reportedly ordered twenty incremental A220-300s increasing its total order for the type to 80 units, Reuters has reported citing internal sources.

While neither the start-up nor Airbus confirmed the order, on March 25, the European manufacturer did record an order for twenty A220-300s from an undisclosed customer.

With sixty firm-ordered A220-300s, Breeze Airways is already the world's third-largest customer for the family, tied with Air France. Only Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways have more A220s on firm order: 95 (including 49 already delivered) and 70 (one delivered), respectively. Breeze Airways is scheduled to start taking delivery of its A220s in October 2021 and hopes to induct the type into revenue service in late 2021 or early 2022. It will use the A220s primarily on medium-haul routes, while it will operate short-haul services with Embraer regional jets.

Breeze Airways has reportedly lobbied Airbus for an extended-range variant of the A220 with additional fuel tanks, which would permit it to deploy the aircraft on long-haul services to Latin America or Europe.