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Avelo Expands From New Haven Base

The airline is adding four new destinations to its growing network.

The Avelo aircraft is seen during the Avelo Air aircraft shoot at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 07, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air)

Ultra-low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines has unveiled four new routes from its base at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport in Connecticut. Flights to the four southeastern United States destinations are scheduled to commence in May.

Details: Avelo’s New Routes from New Haven

Avelo will be starting flights to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 2, 2024, with a weekly frequency of four flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The airline will face competition at the world’s busiest airport from Delta Air Lines, which operates up to five daily flights between Atlanta and Bradley International Airport – located approximately 50 miles away from New Haven in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Charlotte, N.C.’s secondary airport – Concord-Padgett Regional Airport – will also be receiving new service from Avelo as of May 2, 2024. The carrier will start twice-weekly service between New Haven and Concord-Padgett, operating on Thursdays and Sundays. Avelo will be the airport’s second commercial air carrier, joining Allegiant Air.

Avelo’s third new route will be to McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tenn. This route will be operated twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays starting on May 9, 2024. As is the case for all four airports in Avelo’s latest announcement, Knoxville will be a new destination for the airline.

Farther south in Florida, Destin / Fort Walton Beach Airport will be seeing two flights weekly from Avelo. Service will commence on May 17, 2024 and be operated twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. The airport will be Avelo’s eighth destination in Florida.

“We are excited to offer Southern Connecticut residents even more travel options with the addition of Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville and Destin,” Avelo Chairman and Chief Executive Andrew Levy said as part of the announcement. “With 21 nonstop destinations, including eight Florida cities, flying from Tweed is easier and more affordable than ever. Additionally, when you consider our industry-leading reliability and caring Soul of Service, it is clear why almost 2 million people have flown Avelo at Tweed since 2021.”

Avelo’s Continued New Haven Investment

Since opening its New Haven base in 2021 with four routes, Avelo has continuously grown its presence at the southern Connecticut airport. As an ultra-low-cost carrier, the airline focuses on price-sensitive passengers traveling for leisure or to visit friends and family, as shown by its existing routes from New Haven to destinations like Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Myrtle Beach. The carrier is currently the only airline at Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport and offers the most nonstop destinations from the state of Connecticut.

“Launching these routes to Knoxville, Destin, Atlanta, and Charlotte is not just an operational milestone—it’s a celebration of progress and accessibility in air travel from Tweed-New Haven Airport,” Tweed New Haven Airport Executive Director Tom Rafter stated in a press release. “We are dedicated to offering services that are not only convenient and budget-friendly, but also underscore our pledge to superior customer experience, and this great news from Avelo is part of that continued work here at Tweed.”

Andrew Chen


  • Andrew Chen

    Andrew is a lifelong lover of aviation and travel. He has flown all over the world and is fascinated by the workings of the air travel industry. As a private pilot and glider pilot who has worked with airlines, airports and other industry stakeholders, he is always excited to share his passion for aviation with others. In addition to being a writer, he also hosts Flying Smarter, an educational travel podcast that explores the complex world of air travel to help listeners become better-informed and savvier travelers.

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