NEW HAVEN- Avelo Airlines (XP) has officially disclosed its plans to expand services from Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Southern Connecticut, introducing nonstop flights to four new destinations: Atlanta, Charlotte in North Carolina, Knoxville in Tennessee, and Destin in Florida.
With the incorporation of these new routes, Avelo is set to provide nonstop connectivity to 21 destinations from Tweed, making it the airline with the most extensive nonstop route network from Connecticut compared to any other carrier operating in the state.
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Avelo will exclusively offer nonstop service from Southern Connecticut to these sought-after destinations. Notably, Avelo stands as the sole airline providing nonstop flights from Connecticut to Knoxville and Destin. Furthermore, it holds the distinction of being the sole low-fare airline offering direct flights to Atlanta and Charlotte.
All four routes are scheduled to commence operations in May 2024, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. To kick off these new services, introductory one-way fares will begin at $62*.
Atlanta, Georgia, served through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), will commence operations on May 2, offering flights four times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Introductory fares for this route start as low as $72*.
Charlotte, North Carolina, accessible via Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA), will also begin operations on May 2, with flights scheduled twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Introductory fares for this route start as low as $62*.
Destin, with service to Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), is set to commence operations on May 17, offering flights twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, along with a special inaugural flight celebration on Friday, May 17. Introductory fares for this route start as low as $79*.
Knoxville, Tennessee, served through McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), will begin operations on May 9, with flights operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Introductory fares for this route start as low as $62*.
Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO of Avelo Airlines, expressed enthusiasm about the expanded travel options for Southern Connecticut residents, introducing Atlanta, Charlotte, Knoxville, and Destin. He highlighted the convenience and cost-effectiveness Avelo provides to Connecticut travelers, emphasizing the airline’s commitment to offering time and money-saving convenience. With 21 nonstop destinations, including eight Florida cities, Avelo aims to make flying from Tweed more accessible and affordable. Levy also highlighted Avelo’s industry-leading reliability and the caring Soul of Service, noting that almost 2 million people have flown Avelo at Tweed since 2021.
Jorge Roberts, CEO of Avports LLC, shared his excitement about Avelo Airlines’ continued expansion, emphasizing the significance of the new routes in providing convenient, affordable, and efficient travel options for Southern Connecticut. He looks forward to the continued partnership with Avelo in enhancing passenger connectivity and delivering top-notch customer service.
Matt Hoey, Chairman of Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority, expressed the Board’s thrill regarding Avelo Airlines launching four pivotal routes from Tweed Airport. He emphasized the positive impact on Southern Connecticut flyers and the broader economic development of the region. By offering direct, cost-effective flights to desirable destinations, Tweed Airport aims to become a gateway for both leisure and business travelers.
Tom Rafter, Executive Director of Tweed New Haven Airport, regarded the launch of routes to Knoxville, Destin, Atlanta, and Charlotte as more than just an operational milestone but a celebration of progress and accessibility in air travel from Tweed-New Haven Airport. He affirmed the dedication to providing convenient and budget-friendly services while ensuring a superior customer experience, marking Avelo’s news as part of the continued efforts at Tweed.
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