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Boarding Avelo’s first ever commercial flight in Burbank. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Taylor Rains)

Avelo Airlines Adds Four East Coast Routes

Just a few weeks after the celebration of its first 100 days of operations in New Haven, Conn., Avelo Airlines, a new low-cost airline in the U.S., is ready to announce another significant expansion from the Northeast.

Starting on May 5, Avelo Airlines will launch four new non-stop routes from Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut to destinations in the Southeast of the United States.

The first two destinations to be launched will be Myrtle Beach (MYR) and Charleston (CHS) in South Carolina which will be served six times and four times per week respectively. On the following day, May 6, two more exciting destinations will be added to the Avelo network from New Haven: Savannah/Hilton Head, Georgia (SAV) and Nashville, Tennessee (BNA), both initially to be served four times per week.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said in a press release, “The significant service expansion we announced today builds on the excitement for Avelo we are seeing across Connecticut. Our Customers are telling us they would love for Avelo to fly to more places beyond Florida. These four new routes show we’re listening. Now with 10 popular Southeastern U.S. destinations to choose from, Avelo is Connecticut’s most convenient, reliable and affordable choice for your next vacation, weekend getaway, or reconnecting with family and friends.”

This will expand the number of destinations that Avelo Airlines connects non-stop to New Haven Airport to 10 as services are already operational to six airports in Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

The Easy Alternative

Plagued by low traffic numbers and usually served only by small regional jets, Tweed-New Haven Airport is now boasting non-stop narrow-body connections to new destinations in the Southeast of the United States that can be reached avoiding connections at congested hubs or a stressful experience at one of the major airports in the tri-state area.

Fares on the new flights will start from a low introductory fare of $49 one-way.

Avelo Airlines operates three 147-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft all based at Tweed-New Haven Airport, and it also runs flights out of another base on the West Coast at Hollywood Burbank Airport, Calif., where the fleet is joined by three 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Author

  • Vanni fell in love with commercial aviation during his undergraduate studies in Statistics at the University of Bologna, when he prepared his thesis on the effects of deregulation on the U.S. and European aviation markets. Then he pursued his passion further by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University in the U.K. followed by holding several management positions at various start-up carriers in Europe (Jet2, SkyEurope, Silverjet). After moving to Canada, he was Business Development Manager for IATA for nine years before turning to his other passion: sports writing.

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