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Avelo Airlines to Open East Coast Base at Tweed New Haven Airport During Third Quarter 2021

Avelo Airlines has announced that they will be opening their first East Coast base at Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut in the third quarter of this year. New Haven will be the startup carrier’s second base, following the launch of service from Burbank last month.

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-700NG - Courtesy Avelo Airlines

On Thursday (May 6, 2021), Burbank, California-based LCC Avelo Airlines announced the opening of their first East Coast base at Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut, with operations commencing in the third quarter of 2021. The New Haven base will be the carrier’s second base following Burbank Airport (BUR) where operations launched last month. From the new base, Avelo will operate a single-class Boeing 737-700NG, an upgrade from the smaller regional jets that currently operate from the airport.

In Thursday’s announcement, Avelo Airlines’ CEO, Andrew Levy, said,

“We are very excited to partner with HVN as we begin to build our East Coast operations. Our surprisingly low fares and refreshingly smooth travel experience are sure to be embraced by residents of Southern Connecticut. Tweed New Haven has enormous potential, and our first East Coast base is great news for Avelo, New Haven, East Haven and other local communities.”

Also commenting on Avelo’s East Coast expansion, Tweed New Haven Airport Authority’s Executive Director, Sean Scanlon, added,

“It is critically important for us to work with partners who share our ideals to maintain the convenience that people love about Tweed New Haven, while respecting the existing character of the local cities and their communities that we serve. We cannot imagine a better air partner to do this with than Avelo, as an airline that prioritizes people with a culture of service.”

Avelo will employ over 100 team members at HVN by the end of the year and will invest 1.2 million in base to help upgrade and modernize the facilities. The carrier’s investment is part of a $100 million project at the airport which includes a new terminal and an extended runway. The project is being spearheaded by airport operator Avports, and will result in approximately 11,000 local jobs.

Avelo Airlines was founded with the simple purpose of inspiring travel. The carrier operates a fleet of Boeing 737NGs and offers customers a refreshingly smooth experience, convenience, and low everyday fares. Avelo currently offers direct service between 11 destinations in the Western U.S. and their initial base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).

Source: Avelo Airlines


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