Breeze Airways (MX, Salt Lake City) is close to finalising its regulatory proceedings after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted it an Air Carrier Certificate (ACC) and Operations Specifications on May 14.

According to a US government filing, the start-up has now asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) to make effective its certificate of public convenience and necessity authorising it to engage in interstate scheduled flights ferrying passengers, cargo, and mail, awarded on March 16 of this year.

"Breeze respectfully requests that the department make its certificate of public convenience and necessity effective as soon as possible and, to the extent necessary, waive the six-day waiting period contemplated in the order," it said in its letter dated May 14.

Backed by aviation tycoon David Neeleman, Breeze Airways has so far taken delivery of four aircraft - two ERJ 190-100ARs and two E195ARs - ahead of its launch.

In all, the FAA has given Breeze the go-ahead to operate scheduled services to Islip, Orlando Int'l, and Tampa Int'l. Other airports, listed as alternates (i.e. an airport at which an aircraft may land if a landing at the intended airport becomes inadvisable) or refueling stops (i.e. an airport to which flights may be dispatched for refueling) include: