Avelo Airlines Sets Up New Base in Orlando
Avelo Airlines opened its third U.S. base today at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The new base is expected to generate more than $250 million in short-term economic impact in Greater Orlando and top $1 billion in regional economic impact annually within the next five years.
“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,” said Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Avelo’s rapidly expanding presence here will be a significant source of new visitors to Orlando — creating significant economic impact across the region.”
Avelo will initially base three Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 jetliners at MCO – one 147-seat 737-700 and two 189-seat 737-800s. Avelo’s current systemwide fleet consists of 10 737 NGs and is expected to expand to 15 aircraft by early 2023. Over the next 12 months, Avelo plans to fly to 15 nonstop destinations from MCO. By 2027, Avelo expects to base 10 aircraft at MCO serving up to 50 nonstop destinations.
With the opening of its MCO base today, Avelo now serves three popular nonstop destinations from Orlando:
- Southern Connecticut: Since November, Avelo has operated daily service between MCO and Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). With the opening of its Orlando base, Avelo now flies to HVN up to three times per day. One-way introductory fares start at $69*.
- Washington, D.C.: Beginning today, Avelo will offer seasonal service five days per week to Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI) through August 21, 2022. One-way introductory fares start at $59*.
- Wilmington, N.C.: Beginning tomorrow, Avelo will offer seasonal service three days per week to Wilmington International Airport (ILM) through November 9, 2022. One-way introductory fares start at $59*.
The introductory fares for all three routes are available for purchase at AveloAir.com.