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Avelo Airlines Set to Open its Fifth Base in Raleigh-Durham

Avelo Airlines will open its fifth base at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) by February of next year. The new base allows the airline to expand its air service in North Carolina and the East Coast of the United States.

Effective February 2, 2023, Avelo adds the following nonstop services: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Sarasota – Bradenton (SRQ), Tampa (TPA), Fort Myers (RSW) and West Palm Beach (PBI). The airline will have promotional fares available from USD 29 to MCO and USD 39 to the remaining five destinations in Florida, tickets are already available from the company’s website and its regular channels.

“Our six new nonstop routes in Florida are just the beginning. Establishing RDU as Avelo’s fifth base will allow us to provide affordable and convenient nonstop access to even more destinations. We appreciate the warm welcome Avelo has received from Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding areas; we look forward to strengthening our presence in this vibrant community with the opening of Avelo’s new base here in February,” said Andrew Levy, president and chief executive officer of Avelo Airlines.

Growth at RDU

The airline will position one Boeing 737 Next Generation and plans to add a second unit by the first quarter of 2023. In the coming years, the airline plans to base between five and seven aircraft at RDU and move hundreds of thousands of passengers annually.

To support this new base the company plans to create at least 50 jobs by the first half of next year. The employee profile roles the airline will seek include flight attendants, pilots, airport customer service, technical operations personnel, and aircraft maintenance.

“Research Triangle has long been recognized as one of the best places in the country to live, work and visit. We are excited to see Avelo expand its presence at RDU and create exciting new job opportunities at the airport,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

Avelo’s new route schedule at Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

Orlando (MCO)
Effective February 2, 2023: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Tampa (TPA)
As of February 3, 2023: Mondays and Fridays.
As of February 16, 2023: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
As of February 16, 2023: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Fort Myers (RSW)
From February 16, 2023: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Sarasota – Bradenton (SRQ)
As of February 17, 2023: Monday, Friday and Saturday.

West Palm Beach (PBI)
From February 17, 2023: Monday, Friday and Saturday.


This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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