Avelo Airlines Kicks Off Service in Wilmington with First Flights to Orlando, Southern Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

Very low fares start at $59

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2022 — Avelo Airlines begins service today at its newest city, Wilmington, North Carolina, with its first route to Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Flights to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the National Capital region via Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI) start tomorrow Friday, July 1.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Wilmington – It’s time to say hello to Avelo! We are thrilled to officially kick off service in Wilmington with our first route to New Haven. Orlando and D.C. begin tomorrow and we know this is perfect timing for the summer and fall travel seasons. We look forward to welcoming our new Wilmington Customers aboard for their next vacation, weekend getaway, or reconnections with family and friends.”

“We’re thankful Avelo Airlines selected Wilmington International Airport and are thrilled to be part of their network expansion,” said Jeffrey Bourk, Airport Director. “Avelo’s three new nonstops and low fares offer additional travel choices and even more reasons to book a flight from, or to, ILM.”

“ILM’s passenger numbers are setting records, with May being an all-time record month for enplanements. With Avelo Airlines’ new flights, and the additional seats they bring to our market, we anticipate ILM will continue its growth trajectory. On behalf of the Airport Authority, we congratulate Avelo on a successful launch and thank all the passengers for choosing to Fly ILM,” stated Donna Girardot, New Hanover County Airport Authority Chairman.

“Avelo Airlines is officially taking off, and they are delivering on their low-cost promise for flights in and out of ILM,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair and Airport Authority member Julia Olson-Boseman. “Avelo has already been a great partner for the airport and within our community, and I look forward to their continued expansion and the economic growth they bring to our region.”

The new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Low introductory one-way fares on these new routes are available at AveloAir.com. Flight dates and times below:

New Haven, CT – Starting at $69*   
Special Inaugural Flight: Thursday, June 30ILM-HVN12:20 p.m.2:05 p.m.
 HVN-ILM8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Effective July 1: Thursdays & Sundays  HVN-ILM  6:45 a.m.  8:35 a.m.
 ILM-HVN8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
TuesdaysHVN-ILM9:15 a.m.11:00 a.m.
 ILM-HVN11:00 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Orlando, Florida – Starting at $59*   
Effective July 1: Monday, Friday & SaturdayILM-MCO2:25 p.m.4:00 p.m.
 MCO-ILM7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Washington D.C./Baltimore – Starting at $59*   
Effective July 1: Monday, Friday & SaturdayILM-BWI9:45 a.m.11:20 a.m.
 BWI-ILM12:05 p.m.1:40 p.m.

Wilmington’s Most Convenient and Affordable Way to Southern Connecticut

Avelo flies this route three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Avelo offers the most convenient, affordable and reliable travel experience from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) to HVN – The New Haven Way to Connecticut on Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft.

“When Avelo first launched service from HVN last November, they were serving six cities in Florida. Eight new routes and over 200 new, local jobs later, we are excited to offer non-stop service to our 14th destination Wilmington, North Carolina. The partnership between HVN and Avelo is a proven success story and we look forward to continuing to grow together,” said Sean Scanlon, Executive Director of Tweed-New Haven Airport. 

Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at other airports frequented by travelers to and from the region, HVN offers a refreshingly smooth and simple alternative hometown airport experience. HVN’s adjacency to multiple major highways and commuter railways make it Connecticut’s most convenient and easily accessible airport.

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Avelo flies this route three days a week: Monday, Friday and Saturday. Wonder awaits in Orlando with endless excitement and unforgettable adventures. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

“Orlando International Airport prides itself on offering the traveling public options in both airlines and destinations,” said Kevin Thibault, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chief Executive Officer. “What we’re getting with Avelo is even more than a new connection between Central Florida and Wilmington. It is an additional access point for business and leisure for our region.”  

Washington, D.C./Baltimore: The Gateway to the National Capital Region

Avelo flies this route three days a week: Monday, Friday and Saturday. BWI Marshall Airport is located just nine miles south of downtown Baltimore and 32 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The region is the perfect starting point for day trips to and from Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. making it easy to add vacation time onto your next trip. Boasting world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, the National Capital region promises to keep you busy.

“Avelo has plans to grow, and we’re excited that the airline will offer our local residents and visitors added low fare travel options,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Marshall Airport.  “This inaugural, highlights the strength and appeal of our market.”

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees. Avelo 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.

The American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft historically operating at many of the small hometown airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating.

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 25 popular destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

Media Contacts:

Avelo Airlines

Courtney Goff


Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Erin McNally


*One-way introductory fares include government taxes and fees. The very low one-way fares start at $59. 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 applies to all booking or changes made through Avelo’s Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.