Upstart Avelo Airlines sees big potential in Orlando. The airline will establish a new crew and aircraft base in Central Florida, bringing new competition to the market. Avelo plans for ten destinations served from Orlando by the end of the year.
Domestic US travel is back. And, in many ways, not at all what it once was.
The next phase of Avelo’s New Haven expansion has arrived, bringing with it some variety. All the planes will still head south, but none of the four new routes will touch Florida.
For more than 20 years the National Transportation Safety Board has called for children under two years old to be safely restrained on board. Avelo appears to be the first US commercial airline making an effort to implement that recommendation.
ExpressJet will not fly as an independent carrier this fall as previously planned. Instead, the carrier will operate under the brand name “aha!” or “fly-aha!” when it launches service.
The US Department of Transportation will spend $18 million this year to bolster flight options for smaller airports and communities. Nearly all of that money will funnel to United Airlines and American Airlines.
A hub at New Haven?? Avelo is ready to make it happen, bringing three planes to a new base in New England later this year.
America’s newest operator, Avelo Airlines, is ready to fly. The carrier intends to launch service on 28 April from its home base at Burbank airport with an initial portfolio of 11 destinations.
For a smaller airport attracting a new airline operation is a big deal. Coming out of a pandemic where service was slashed to nil, the value of a new operation is even greater. Securing status as a hub or focus city for a new low cost carrier operation would be a massive win. But all of those goals seem quaint to the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority. The airport wants more.