Avelo Airlines Announces Service at Wilmington with Three New Nonstop Routes to New Haven, Orlando and Washington D.C. Introductory very low fares start at $29*


Avelo Airlines today announced Wilmington, North Carolina as the newest city to its network with three new nonstop routes: Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the National Capital region via Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Wilmington – Say hello to Avelo! We are thrilled to announce Wilmington as the newest Avelo city, with three new nonstop destinations: New Haven, Orlando and D.C. We know our Wilmington Customers will enjoy using Avelo as a reliable and affordable choice for their next vacation, weekend getaway, or reconnecting with family and friends.”

The new routes will begin on June 30 and July 1, 2022 and will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Low introductory one-way fares on these new routes are available at AveloAir.com.

New Haven, CT – Starting at $39*   
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: Tuesday, Thursday & SundayILM-HVN11:00 a.m.12:45 p.m.
 HVN-ILM8:30 a.m.10:20 a.m.
Orlando, Florida – Starting at $49*   
Effective June July 1: Monday, Friday & SaturdayILM-MCO1:40 p.m.3:15 p.m.
 MCO-ILM7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Washington D.C./Baltimore – Starting at $29*   
Effective July 1: Monday, Friday & SaturdayILM-BWI9:10 a.m.10:45 a.m.
 BWI-ILM11:25 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Wilmington:  Adventure, Renewal and Convenience at its Finest

The Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is the perfect-sized airport and huge on hospitality and convenience. Southern hospitality greets visitors with beautiful public arts and rocking chairs that bid welcome to the gateway to southeastern North Carolina.

“We’re proud Avelo Airlines has added Wilmington International Airport to its route map and are excited low fares have arrived at ILM!  We would like to thank their Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, their Head of Network Planning, Mark Kopczak, and their point for Airport Relations, Bud Hafer, for seeing the potential in our market. We look forward to a great launch June 30th and a strong partnership for years to come,” stated Jeff Bourk, ILM Airport Director.

New Hanover County Airport Authority Chairman Donna Girardot shared, “Every nonstop flight at ILM, that operates year-round, generates about $35 million in economic impact and creates 90 jobs annually.  We’re thrilled Avelo is adding these three new routes.  With these additional routes, ILM will increase our overall seats in the market by 15%. We look forward to welcoming Avelo Airlines and the new ultra low-cost flight options they offer for travelers.”

Julia Olson-Boseman, Chair of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners added “We are thrilled to get an ultra low-cost carrier that will give citizens low-fare options to travel from ILM and explore new destinations. And we look forward to welcoming even more visitors and showing off our vibrant community with this incredible airline addition.”

From Wilmington’s vibrant riverfront and scenic Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, there is something about the water that surrounds, transforms, and enthralls visitors. One destination with four unique settings creates a bounty of vibrant vacation experiences. From horse-drawn carriage rides on the old brick-lined streets to the rhythm of live music along the riverfront, Wilmington embraces influences from the past and present.

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

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.

Washington, D.C./Baltimore (BWI) – The Gateway to the Washington D.C./Baltimore Region

“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 announcement, before the airline has even started its initial service at BWI Marshall, highlights the strength and appeal of our market.”

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 Maryland’s top shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, the BWI region promises to keep you busy.

Tweed-New Haven (HVN) – The New Haven Way to Connecticut

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.

“Commercial service has come roaring back at HVN. Thanks to the incredible response by residents of Southern Connecticut,” said Sean Scanlon, Tweed Airport Director. “Avelo has come a long way since April 2021, especially on the East Coast at HVN. More destinations mean more jobs. We are very proud to be partners with Avelo during this unprecedented growth.”

“It’s exciting to be at HVN. With new service to beautiful Wilmington, NC and added frequency to a very popular Orlando, Florida, Avelo continues to beat our high expectations,” said Avports CEO Jorge Roberts. “We are thrilled for our partners and can’t wait to see what else they have in store for Southern Connecticut.”

Best known as the home of Yale University, New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut and is part of the New York metropolitan area. The coastal city has experienced—and continues to enjoy—a renaissance. Within an easy stroll from the New Haven Green are more than 100 distinctive restaurants, offering something for every palate, and the city abounds with theaters, museums, and shopping destinations to satisfy all interests and tastes.  

Celebrating a Year of Travel-Inspiring Milestones with Free Flights**

The airline is celebrating its first year of flying by giving away one year of free flights in the Avelo 1 Year Anniversary Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive two pairs of roundtrip tickets every month for one year. The tickets can be used on any Avelo route. Sweepstakes entry details and rules are available at www.AveloAir.com/OneYearSweepstakes.

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees, as well as no charge for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone. Additionally, 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 single-class, fuel-efficient 147-seat 737-700 mainline jets Avelo operates from HVN offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the regional jets that historically served this airport. 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 a “One Crew” mindset that 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 Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, very 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 currently serves 27 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.

*The one-way introductory fares include government taxes and fees. The fare must be booked by May 5, 2022, blackout dates will apply. This introductory fare is 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. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.

**NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. The Avelo One Year Anniversary Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 US States and D.C., 18 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Promotion ends M‍ay 17, 20‍22. Subject to complete Official Rules (https://www.aveloair.com/oneyearsweepstakes#rules). This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram. Your personal information will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and as permitted by law.

Media Contacts

Avelo Airlines

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Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Erin McNally

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