Avelo Airlines Launches Flights Between Southern Connecticut and Tampa Bay

November 9, 2021

Avelo Airlines will fly to its third Florida destination today from Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) — Tampa Bay.

Introductory one-way fares between HVN and Tampa International Airport (TPA) starting at $49* are available at AveloAir.com

"We are excited to depart for Avelo's third Florida destination this afternoon," said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. "We're making it easier and more convenient for Southern Connecticut residents to get to Tampa. With our very low introductory fares, Tampa and the other five sun-soaked Florida destinations Avelo serves are now more affordable than ever."

This service on Boeing Next Generation 737-700 aircraft operates Monday, Friday and Saturday. The flight departs HVN at 2:30 p.m. arriving TPA at 5:25 p.m. The returning flight departs TPA at 6:15 p.m. arriving HVN at 9:00 p.m.

"Today's first departure destined for Tampa Bay is yet another exciting milestone in our rapidly-growing partnership with Avelo here at HVN," said Tweed-New Haven Airport Executive Director Sean Scanlon. "The energy here at the airport and in the community in the last few days has been incredible as we kick off a new and more vibrant era at HVN." 

Tampa Bay: The Heart of Florida's Gulf Coast

When it comes to Tampa Bay, picturesque scenery and an average of 361 days of sunshine per year create an ideal setting for those ready to explore and discover new treasures. With some of the world's top-rated beaches, Tampa is a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida's most diverse travel destination.

"The launch of TPA's first nonstop service to New Haven is fantastic news for travelers and the Tampa Bay market," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. "This new route through HVN will offer convenient access to our award-winning beaches and thriving business community. We're delighted to be an expansion market for Avelo and look forward to more opportunities to introduce their passengers to this incredible destination."

There's no shortage of activities in this locale. From the popular Tampa Riverwalk, linking downtown's favorite attractions along the Hillsborough River, to the Heights Public Market, and signature attractions like Busch Gardens and The Florida Aquarium, to tailgating and rooting for your favorite Tampa Bay team, the options are endless.

The New Haven Way to Florida

Avelo initiated service from its East Coast base at HVN last Wednesday (November 3) with its inaugural flight to Orlando. Tampa Bay is the third of six popular Florida destinations Avelo serves from HVN. In addition to Fort Lauderdale (which initiated service last Friday), Orlando and Tampa Bay, Avelo will begin flying to Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Sarasota in the days and weeks ahead.

Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at other airports frequented by Connecticut travelers, 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.

Avelo is the first airline to offer nonstop flights between HVN and Florida. Avelo's arrival to HVN also marks the largest expansion of service at HVN in more than 30 years. Avelo is investing $1.2 million to help upgrade and modernize facilities and operations as part of an overall $100 million project at HVN. The airport expansion will include a new terminal and extended runway spearheaded by airport operator Avports.

Source: Avelo Airlines

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