Avelo Airlines has announced it will launch service this fall to four popular Florida destinations from Connecticut’s most convenient and relaxing airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).
Starting November 3, Avelo will operate nonstop flights from its first East Coast base at HVN to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). One-way introductory fares starting at $59* can be booked at AveloAir.com.
“We’re excited to bring more choice, everyday low fares and the Avelo Soul of Service to Connecticut,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Connecticut residents told us they want more convenient and affordable options for flying to Florida and we listened. These four popular sun-soaked destinations are an ideal winter retreat. The refreshingly simple and smooth HVN small-airport experience will ensure our Customers depart relaxed and ready for some fun in the sun.”
Avelo will be 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.
“Today’s announcement from Avelo Airlines is another clear step towards transforming Tweed-New Haven into a more vibrant and sustainable airport, one that can help grow jobs and serve as an economic driver for our region,” said Sean Scanlon, Executive Director of Tweed-New Haven Airport. “For years the people of southern Connecticut have been asking for more options when it comes to flights, and – starting this November – that will be a reality. While today is very exciting, it is truly just the beginning, and we look forward to a continued and growing partnership with Avelo here at HVN.”
Avelo will operate single-class, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 Next Gen aircraft at HVN to provide a more comfortable, mainline jet experience than the small regional jets that historically served the airport. The 147-seat aircraft will provide Customers with a large, spacious cabin with more room and seating options.
“Today’s announcement from Avelo Airlines is great news for Connecticut,” Connecticut Lt. Governor Bysiewicz said. “Tweed-New Haven airport is an accessible, convenient travel option for families across our state, and the introduction of more flights and more destinations will truly help turn it into a gateway to southern Connecticut and New England. Today’s announcement will also bring good-paying jobs to the New Haven region and will drive economic growth in our state. I look forward to welcoming Avelo to Connecticut’s skies this November.”
[Source: Avelo Airlines]