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Avelo Airlines Launches New Route From Connecticut to Central Florida

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The low-cost Avelo Airlines has announced a new route between Central Florida and Southern Connecticut.

Here’s what you need to know about the new route.

First Airline to Serve Lakeland International Airport in Over a Decade

Avelo will offer 2x weekly flights between Lakeland International Airport (LAL) and Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) on Thursdays and Sundays beginning June 13, 2024.

The airline will fly its Boeing Next-Generation 737 jet on the route.

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“We’re proud to be the only airline serving LAL and are excited to introduce Lakeland to Avelo’s low fares, travel-friendly convenience, and industry-leading reliability,” said Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Getting to Southern Connecticut – the gateway to New England and New York – is now easier than ever.”

Bottom Line:

Avelo is the first airline to serve Lakeland International Airport, located in Polk County, Florida, in more than a decade. The airport is conveniently located between the cities of Tampa and Orlando, giving travelers in the Central Florida region a new option for affordable flights to New England.

How to Book

Tickets are available and can be booked at To celebrate the route, Avelo is offering one-way tickets starting at $72 through July 31, 2024, when booked by April 3.

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As a low-budget airline, Avelo keeps prices low by offering ancillary purchases — like baggage and seat assignments — for an extra fee. If you’re flying on the airline, read up on the baggage fee policy to avoid paying more at the airport.

The airline doesn’t have a rewards program (yet), so you can’t earn points or miles directly through Avelo. However, you can earn points or miles when booking with a credit card to maximize flight purchases. Here are some of the best travel cards out right now:

Final Thoughts

Avelo is breathing life back into Lakeland International Airport by offering its first commercial air service in over a decade. With flights starting at $72 one-way, this is an excellent way to visit Central Florida on a budget!

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