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Avelo Launches First International Service

The airline began its first scheduled international service from Lansing, Mich.

An Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air)

On Jan. 27, 2024, Avelo officially launched its first international service. Departing from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport (LAN), the new venture, undertaken in partnership with Apple Vacations, offers scheduled public charter flights and vacation packages to three popular destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Passengers departing from Lansing can now choose from nonstop connections to Cancun (CUN) with three weekly flights on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) with one weekly flight on Fridays, and Punta Cana (PUJ) with two weekly flights on Sundays and Thursdays.

The ultra-low-cost start-up says this international foray marks a significant expansion and strengthens its presence in Lansing. “These three tropical destinations Avelo will operate for Apple Vacations from Lansing are the perfect debut of Avelo’s international service,” Avelo’s Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said in a press release. “We look forward to offering the same reliable and friendly experience to Apple Vacations’ Customers that we’ve been providing Avelo’s Capital Region Customers since we took flight at LAN 15 months ago. Apple Vacations’ selection of Avelo to operate their flights to these three popular destinations is a testament to positive reputation we’ve built in Michigan and across the country.”

In addition to the international destinations, Avelo currently flies from Lansing to Orlando with twice-weekly service. The airline – which began operations in April 2021 – now serves 43 destinations across its route network.

Avelo has operated private charters to international destinations in the past. However, the carrier stated that this weekend’s flight to Cancun marked its first-ever scheduled international service.

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