Avelo Airlines — the start-up carrier that just celebrated its first birthday — has announced the opening of a new base at Orlando (MCO). Also, it will be starting 5 new routes across the network, including some to an entirely new airport.
With summer fast approaching and travel on the rebound, it’s no surprise Avelo wants its piece of the pie in one of the country’s most important markets, drawing millions to its theme parks and sunny weather.
“I’m very appreciative of the warm reception The Sunshine State has greeted Avelo with since we began flying here last November,” said Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO at Avelo Airlines. “I’m looking forward to the positive economic and community impact Avelo will make in Orlando and across Florida as we increase our investment here in the years ahead.”
Here are the details of Avelo’s newest base and brand-new routes.
Avelo Announces Orlando As Its Third Base
Avelo has chosen Orlando (MCO) for its third base, joining Burbank, CA (BUR) and Tweed-New Haven (HVN) on the East Coast. Orlando will become the home of 2 factory-fresh Boeing 737s that the airline plans to welcome into its fleet at some point this summer.
Avelo will launch 3 new routes from its new Orlando base this summer: Baltimore (BWI), Charleston (CHS), and a new destination for Avel0: Wilmington, NC (ILM).
|Destination ||Start Date||Frequency|
|Baltimore (BWI)||June 30, 2022 (seasonal: ends September 6, 2022)||Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays|
|Charleston (CHS)||June 30, 2022||Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays|
|Wilmington (ILM)||July 1, 2022||Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays|
Avelo’s mission is to connect underserved destinations and, for the most part, these new routes do that. The Wilmington-Orland0 route will be the only nonstop service connecting the 2 cities.
In Charleston, Avelo will compete with Silver Air, which offers twice-weekly service to Orlando, while in Baltimore it will go up against low-cost giants Frontier, Southwest, and Spirit in Baltimore, all of which offer nonstop service to Orlando.
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Avelo Adds Wilmington, NC to Its Route Network
In addition to Orlando flights, Wilmington will see nonstop service to Baltimore and Tweed-New Haven. This is exciting news for the small regional airport as Avelo will be the only airline operating much-needed ultra-low fares.
As of now, the airport only has nonstop flights to 9 destinations on full-service carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
“We’re proud Avelo Airlines has added Wilmington International Airport to its route map and are excited low fares have arrived at ILM,” said Jeff Bourk, ILM Airport Director.
Here are the details of Avelo’s new Wilmington (ILM) services:
|Baltimore (BWI)||July 1, 2022 (seasonal: ends November 7, 2022)||Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays|
|Tweed-New Haven (HVN)||June 30, 2022||Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays|
All of these new routes we’ve mentioned will be operated by the Boeing 737-700 aircraft, the only type in Avelo’s fleet.
Avelo continues to give American travelers cheap, nonstop flights between previously unconnected or underserved city pairs. With its new base in Orlando and new routes from Wilmington, NC, Avelo clearly believes its strategy will be a winner as travel begins to boom once again. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Avelo!
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