Avelo Airlines, the startup budget carrier that started flying from Southern California in April, is extending toward the East Coast.
Avelo plans to launch flights from New Haven, Connecticut, to four Florida destinations in November in front of the busy winter travel season.
The airline intends to offer nonstop service of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Fort Myers utilizing Boeing 737s.
Avelo said introductory fares start at $59 one way yet are just accessible for flights leaving by Nov. 17.
Tweed-New Haven Airport as of now just has one flight, an American Airlines flight to Philadelphia offered five times each week on a regional jet worked by American Eagle partner Republic Airways. That service is finishing Sept. 30.
Avelo CEO Andrew Levy sees tremendous potential in the airport, whose website thinks about the costs of flying out of New Haven as opposed to driving to greater airports in the region, including New York’s LaGuardia and JFK and the Newark airport in New Jersey. The aircraft said it will contribute $1.2 million for airport enhancements as part of a $100 million airport modernization project.
“Connecticut told us they want more convenient and affordable options for flying to Florida, and we listened,” Levy said in a statement. “These four sought-after, sun-soaked destinations are an ideal winter retreat, and the smooth small-airport experience that distinguishes (the airport) will ensure our customers depart relaxed and ready for some fun in the sun.”
Avelo prefers small airports. The airline’s first base was Hollywood Burbank Airport in Southern California, charged as an option to the busy Los Angeles International Airport. Avelo has effectively canceled service to two of its initial markets, Mesa, Arizona, and Grand Junction, Colorado, and plans to end Bozeman, Montana, service on Sept. 15.
“Like all airlines we are adjusting quickly to where and when our customers want to fly,” Avelo spokesman Jim Olson said via email. “Sometimes that means leaving some markets and other times adding new ones. You can see we are doing both and will continue to be nimble on the planning front.”
Avelo Airlines flights from New Haven to Florida
New Haven to Orlando International Airport
Service starts: Nov. 3 with flights each day however Tuesday and Wednesday
New Haven to Fort Lauderdale
Service starts: Nov. 5 with flights each day however Tuesday and Wednesday
New Haven to Tampa
Service starts: Nov. 8 with flights on Monday, Friday, Saturday
New Haven to Fort Myers
Service starts: Nov. 11 with flights on Thursdays and Sundays
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