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Avelo Airlines Announces New Service Between Lakeland, Florida and Southern Connecticut

Avelo Airlines is launching new, exclusive nonstop service between Central Florida’s Lakeland International Airport and Tweed-New Haven Airport in Southern Connecticut.  Avelo will now become the first and only airline to serve Lakeland in over a decade.

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737NG - Photo Credit: Bruce Snyder/Avelo Airlines

On Wednesday (March 27, 2024), Avelo Airlines announced the launch on new, exclusive nonstop service between Lakeland International Airport (LAL) in Central Florida and Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).  Starting June 13, 2024, the route will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays with a Boeing 737NG.  Lakeland Airport is conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando on Florida’s I-4 corridor, and serves as an ideal starting point for travelers who would like to visit iconic Tampa and/or Orlando attractions.  With the new service, Avelo become the first and only airline to serve Lakeland in over a decade.  Celebrating the launch of the new route, introductory one-way fares are now bookable from $72.

In Wednesday’s route announcement, Avelo Airlines’ Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, said,

“Lakeland – say hello to Avelo!  We’re proud to be the only airline serving LAL and are excited to introduce Lakeland to Avelo’s low fares, travel-friendly convenience, and industry-leading reliability.  Getting to Southern Connecticut – the gateway to New England and New York – is now easier than ever.  This exclusive nonstop service will also make exploring Central Florida – and all Lakeland has to offer – a fast and seamless journey for Connecticut visitors.  I am grateful to all the airport and community leaders who made this partnership possible. This is just the start of Avelo’s partnership with LAL and Central Florida.”

Also commenting on the exclusive new service, Lakeland Airport’s Director, Kris Hallstrand, said,


“We are excited to offer this service to our community.  We have found the perfect partner at the right time, and we are excited to watch this opportunity grow.”


Visit Central Florida’s Director, Mark Jackson, added,


“With more than 6 million visitors to Polk County, Florida last year, we’re one of the state’s best kept secrets.  We not only look forward to developing new friendships in new cities, but also to welcoming folks to the best that Florida has to offer.”

Launched on April 28, 2021, Avelo Airlines was founded with the simple purpose of inspiring travel with a ‘Soul of Service’ culture, while saving customers time and money with nonstop flights and everyday low fares.  Since launching, the carrier has served over 4.3 million guests on more than 33,000 flights.  Avelo operates a fleet of 16 single-class Boeing 737NGs.  The carrier currently serves 51 popular destinations across 23 U.S. states and Puerto Rico from their six bases at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in California, Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Southern Connecticut, Orlando International Airport (MCO), Wilmington Philadelphia Regional Airport (ILG) in Delaware, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina, and Las Vegas (LAS).  From May 1st, 2024, the carrier will move their LAS base to the San Francisco Bay area’s Sonoma County Airport (STS).


Source: Avelo Airlines


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