- Avelo Airlines is launching six new routes to popular holiday destinations this winter.
- The young airline begins operations in Florida from its new base on the east coast on November 3.
- The expansion of Avelo’s network comes as airlines continue to see a slight increase in vacation bookings.
New low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines is expanding its network of routes with six new destinations this winter, including beach and ski destinations across the United States. The expansion comes as the industry sees a strong rebound in travel as the holiday season approaches, especially as the COVID wave fueled by the Delta variant continues to recede and people feel at the back. comfortable to fly again.
Two of the new city pairs come from New Haven, Connecticut, the airline’s new base on the east coast. Avelo is launching its first flight to Florida on November 3 from New Haven and plans to add four more markets in the Sunshine State by mid-January. Avelo CEO Andrew Levy explained that Florida is a “safe” market because there will always be demand, but the company just needs to find the right balance of frequencies at the right price.
“We’re feeling good about booking for November. I think we’re going to have a really good start in the markets we’re going to,” Levy said.
While Avelo is just getting started with flights to Florida, Levy told Insider it’s likely the carrier will also offer routes to states just north of Florida and around the Midwest, which would be a perfect fit. to the company’s short-haul strategy.
Avelo has also developed on the West Coast, notably in Las Vegas where it is adding three routes. According to Levy, destinations served from California are doing well for the carrier, so it makes sense to add an extra radius to Las Vegas. Levy explained that the four markets he plans to serve from Las Vegas, including Santa Rosa, Redding and Eureka in California and Fort Collins in Colorado, currently have no non-stop options to Sin City.
“We go into those markets where we can offer something that doesn’t already exist there. Reservations from Fort Collins and Redding are doing well, so we feel good about what we’re doing in the West,” a Levy told Insider.
Here is an overview of Avelo’s six new leisure routes.
Between New Haven, Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Florida
Avelo will begin daily non-stop service between New Haven and West Palm Beach on December 16, although the schedule will be reduced to five times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting January 5. The departure will depart New Haven at 7:00 a.m. and land in Palm Beach at 10:10 a.m., while the return will depart at 10:50 a.m. and arrive at 1:40 p.m. Avelo will not face any competition.
Between New Haven, Connecticut and Sarasota, Florida
Avelo will begin nonstop service three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between New Haven and Sarasota on January 13. The outward journey will be an evening flight with the return in the afternoon. Avelo will be the only competitor on the course.
Between Las Vegas and Redding, California
Avelo will begin a bi-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Sundays between Las Vegas and Redding on January 6. The outward journey will depart Redding at 9:30 am and land in Las Vegas at 11:05 am, while the return will depart at 11am. : 45 and arrive at 13:25. Avelo will not face any competition.
Between Las Vegas and Fort Collins, Colorado
Avelo will begin a bi-weekly non-stop service on Wednesdays and Saturdays between Las Vegas and Fort Collins on December 15. The outbound will depart Fort Collins at 12:05 p.m. and land in Las Vegas at 1:00 p.m., with the return taking off. at 1:40 p.m. and will arrive at 4:30 p.m. Avelo will not face any competition.
Between Las Vegas and Eureka, California
Avelo will begin a bi-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Sundays between Las Vegas and Eureka on November 18. The outward journey will depart from Eureka at 3:00 p.m. and land in Las Vegas at 4:45 p.m., with the return departing at 5:00 p.m. : 25 and arrival at 19:25 Avelo will be the only competitor of the course.
Between Burbank, California and Tucson, Arizona
Avelo will begin a bi-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Sundays between Burbank and Tucson on December 16. The outbound will depart Burbank at 5:40 PM and land in Tucson at 8:10 PM, while the return will depart at 8:50 PM. pm and arrive at 9:30 pm Avelo will be the only operator of the route.