Avelo Airlines Takes Flight at Orlando International Airport With New Base
Avelo Airlines opened their third U.S. base at Orlando International Airport on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The carrier will initially base three Boeing 737NGs at the airport including one 147-seat 737-700 and two 189-seat 737-800s.
On Thursday (June 30, 2022), Orlando International Airport (MCO) announced that Avelo Airlines has opened their third U.S. base at the airport. Over the next year, Avelo expects to create 150 MCO-based jobs, a combination of Avelo crewmembers and business partners, with roles such as Airport Customer Service, Aircraft Technical Operations and Maintenance, Pilots, Flight Attendants and Supervisors. Over the next five years, Avelo expects to create up to 500 jobs at MCO. The new base is expected to generate over $250 million in short-term economic impact in the Greater Orlando area, and over $1.0 billion in economic impact within the next five years. Initially, Avelo will Base three Boeing 737NGs in Orlando including one 147-seat 737-700 and two 189-seat 737-800s. Over the next 12 months, Avelo plans on offering nonstop service to 15 destinations from Orlando.
In Thursday’s announcement, Avelo Airlines’ Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, said,
“Our new base will enable Avelo to serve more destinations, add more flights, operate more airplanes, fly more Customers and employ more Crewmembers in Orlando. Avelo’s rapidly expanding presence here will be a significant source of new visitors to Orlando — creating significant economic impact across the region. We are grateful to the City of Orlando, as well as Kevin Thibault and the Greater Orlando Airport Authority for their strong partnership as we double down on MCO and Central Florida.”
Also commenting on the new base opening, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Thibault, added,
“Orlando International Airport prides itself on offering the traveling public options in both airlines and destinations. What we’re getting with Avelo is even more than a new connection between Central Florida and Baltimore. It is an additional access point for business to the popular northeast corridor from our region.”
By 2027, Avelo expects to have 10 based aircraft at MCO, serving up to 50 nonstop destinations. Currently, the carrier is offering service to three destinations from Orlando including flights to and from Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut, Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in North Carolina. Introductory one-way fares on all new routes start from $59-$69.
Launched on April 28, 2021, Avelo Airlines was founded with the simple purpose of inspiring travel. The carrier operates a fleet of 10 single-class Next Generation Boeing 737s and offers customers a refreshingly smooth experience, convenience, and low everyday fares. The carrier plans on expanding their fleet to 15 aircraft by early 2023. Avelo currently serves 25 popular destinations across the U.S. from their bases at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
Source(s): Orlando International Airport, Avelo Airlines