Avelo Airlines Continues Growth in Wilmington, N.C. with Exclusive New Nonstop Service to the Wilmington, DE / Philadelphia Region

Avelo is the first and only airline offering Wilmington to Wilmington service
Flights to New Haven will also be doubling for the summer travel season
Introductory one-way fares start at $29

Avelo Airlines announced today it is expanding service at Wilmington International Airport (ILM) with exclusive nonstop flights to Delaware’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) – a convenient and easy alternative to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Avelo will be the first and only airline flying from Wilmington to Wilmington.

Wilmington Airport is conveniently located a short drive south of Philadelphia – offering a refreshingly smooth and simple hometown airport experience. ILG’s adjacency to multiple major highways makes it the Delaware Valley’s most convenient and travel-friendly airport, encompassing portions of four states: Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and the northern Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Avelo’s nonstop service from ILM to Delaware’s Wilmington will begin on June 22 and operate twice-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays utilizing 189-seat Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares between ILM and ILG start at $29*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Service to Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) will also be increasing for summer travel beginning June 22. Avelo will be flying to New Haven four times-weekly on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, doubling the original frequency.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Wilmington, NC – we’re growing, again! This new route to the Wilmington / Philadelphia area exemplifies our ongoing commitment to bringing Avelo’s low fares, industry-leading reliability and caring service to coastal North Carolina travelers. Getting to the four-state Delaware Valley region is now easier than ever.”

Jeff Bourk, ILM Airport Director said, “This is awesome news! Our community loves flying Avelo.  We’re excited for more nonstops and more choices for travelers.  Avelo’s service at ILM will result in a nearly 25% growth in enplanements in the coming year.”  

New Hanover County Airport Authority Chair Spruill Thompson said, “Avelo’s investment in ILM positively impacts our local economy.  These seven nonstop flights are estimated to have an annual economic impact of $625 million, based on NCDOT’s economic impact report. Thank you Avelo!”

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Bill Rivenbark said, “As our community continues to grow, so does the list of destinations people can reach from the Wilmington International Airport. Today’s announcement that Avelo Airlines is adding Wilmington, Delaware to the places they fly is certainly exciting news. This and other Avelo nonstop flights are making it easier for our residents to reach the world from their own backyard, while also creating more opportunities for visitors to access our community.”

With this new route, Avelo will now serve seven nonstop destinations from ILM:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Orlando, FL via Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Southern Connecticut via Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)
  • Tampa, FL via Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Washington, D.C. / Baltimore via Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • West Palm Beach, FL via Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
  • Wilmington, DE / Philadelphia, PA via Delaware’s Wilmington Airport (ILG)

America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline

Avelo was founded with a vision to help its Customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown more than two million Customers on over 17,000 flights.

In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Additionally, the American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves. Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo serves 43 destinations spanning 24 states. The airline has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition in air travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. At least one airport on every Avelo flight is a small hometown airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.

At Avelo, every flight is also nonstop. This connection-free travel experience not only provides Avelo Customers with a faster and simpler travel experience, but also minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags. In fact, Avelo has established itself as one of America’s most reliable airlines with industry-leading on time, completion factor and checked bag handling performance.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 43 popular destinations across the U.S., including its five bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

Media Contact:
Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff
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*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $29 between ILM and ILG for travel completed by September 6, 2023. Fares must be booked by May 1, 2023. Fares are available on a limited number of flights and seats. Additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other optional services may apply. A $20 charge per seated traveler applies to all bookings or changes made through Avelo’s Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.