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Avelo Airlines Opens Its Base in Raleigh-Durham

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Avelo Airlines has officially launched its new base at Raleigh-Durham (RDU).

Since the start of February, Avelo has inaugurated 5 new routes from the North Carolina city before officially opening its base on February 16, 2023.

“Since taking flight at RDU last May, we have been very encouraged by the positive response Avelo has received from RaleighDurham, and the surrounding areas,” said Andrew Levy, CEO at Avelo.

Let’s take a look at the details.

Avelo’s New Base at Raleigh-Durham

When an airline opens a base at an airport, it permanently bases aircraft at that airport. Along with the opening of the base comes the hiring of new staff including extra flight attendants, pilots, and aircraft mechanics to perform all the functions a base requires.

The carrier now has 5 bases across the United States in Burbank (BUR), New Haven (HNV), Orlando (MCO), Raleigh-Durham, and Wilmington, Delaware (ILG).

The airline plans to increase the number of aircraft based at the airport to 2 by the end of the first quarter of 2023 before increasing that to up to 7 aircraft over the next 2 years.

The airline also plans to significantly grow its route network from the North Carolina airport.

Bottom Line: Avelo Airlines is a low-cost carrier that pursued growth despite the setbacks of the pandemic with recent base openings in previously underserved airports such as Wilmington, Delaware (ILG).

“Avelo’s commitment to RDU and The Research Triangle extends beyond adding destinations to creating jobs in our community,” said Michael Landguth, CEO and president at Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “We appreciate their investment in our region and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Tomorrow, February 17, 2023, the airline will inaugurate service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ), and West Palm Beach (PBI), which will bring the total number of Avelo routes from RDU to 7.

Here’s a look at all of Avelo’s routes from Raleigh-Durham:

Destination Frequency
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Fort Myers (RSW)Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
New Haven (HVN)Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Orlando (MCO)Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ)Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Tampa (TPA)Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
West Palm Beach (PBI)Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop services between RDU and Fort Myers, Sarasota-Bradenton, and West Palm Beach, bringing exciting new travel opportunities for those living in the Research Triangle.

Map of Avelo’s route network from its new base at Raleigh-Durham (RDU). Image Credit: Flight Connections

The airline is offering introductory fares from $49 each way on select routes. You can book directly on Avelo’s website.

Final Thoughts

Avelo’s fifth base at RDU along with a slew of new routes to Florida will bring not only a host of new and exciting travel opportunities but also a raft of new jobs to the area.

We love following the growth of Avelo and will continue to update you on the airline’s steady U.S. expansion.

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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