Avelo Airlines, an airlines based out of the states of California, operating mainly on the West Coast of the United States, has added a brand new base on the East Coast, ready to start service to larger vacation destinations (specifically Florida). New Haven (HVN) is the chosen airport for 30 East Coast operation space. It is a small airport located in Connecticut, and is underserved airport for the area. They currently only have one daily flight, an American Airlines Flight to PHL. Now, Avelo will add the following destinations:
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
- Orlando, Florida (MCO)
- Tampa, Florida (TPA)
- Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
Orlando will begin on November 4, Fort Lauderdale will begin on November 5, Tampa on November 8, and lastly Fort Myers on November 11.
Orlando and Fort Lauderdale will both be served five times a week, every day excluding Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tampa will be served 3 times per week, on Mondays, Saturdays, and Fridays.
Lastly, Fort Myers will be served twice a week, on Sunday and Thursday.
"Connecticut told us they want more convenient and affordable options for flying to Florida, and we listened,’’ Levy said in a statement. "These four sought-after, sun-soaked destinations are an ideal winter retreat, and the smooth small-airport experience that distinguishes (the airport) will ensure our customers depart relaxed and ready for some fun in the sun.”
All of these flights will be operated by the 737-700 . Fun fact, this will be the first time that New Haven has served more than two destinations simultaneously in more than 30 years. This is definitely a huge step forward for the city of New Haven, and a great expansion to get to Connecticut from sun destinations in Florida.