Avelo Airlines expands in Las Vegas and Wilmington, DE

Avelo Airlines announced today it will open its sixth U.S. base in Las Vegasthis September. The travel-inspiring airline’s second West Coast base is Avelo’s latest investment in bringing affordable, convenient and reliable air service to unserved and underserved communities across the country.

Avelo, which has operated nonstop service between Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and Sonoma / Santa Rosa, Calif. (STS) since September 2021, will add four new exclusive nonstop destinations from LAS: Bend / Redmond, Ore. (RDM); Brownsville, Texas (BRO); Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ); and Eureka / Arcata, Calif. (ACV). Avelo will be the only airline flying nonstop between LAS and these five destinations.

The new base is a homecoming of sorts for Levy who was a cofounder and served as longtime president of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air. During his 14 years with Allegiant, he helped build one of America’s most successful airlines. At Avelo, Levy is joined by other former Allegiant leaders, including Chief Operating Officer Greg Baden.

Current routes from LAS:

Las Vegas joins Avelo’s five existing bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR); Orlando International Airport (MCO); Philadelphia / Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG); Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU); and Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo’s new LAS base will debut September 7th, coinciding with the inauguration of Avelo’s four new destinations. These four new routes will expand Avelo’s LAS network to five destinations: 

  • Sonoma / Santa Rosa, Calif. (STS) — Avelo currently serves STS from LAS two days per week on Sundays and Thursday. Starting September 8, 2023, Avelo will double the flight frequency of service on this route to four days per week (Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays).
  • Bend / Redmond, Ore. (RDM) — The first flight will be on September 7, 2023, with twice weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Brownsville, Texas (BRO) — The first flight will be on September 8, 2023, with twice weekly service on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Eureka / Arcata, Calif. (ACV) — The first flight will be on September 8, 2023, with twice weekly service on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ) — The first flight will be on September 13, 2023, with twice weekly service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Avelo will initially base one 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 at LAS. Avelo currently operates 15 737s. Avelo plans to hire LAS-based Crewmembers, including pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance technicians, and supervisors. Candidates can learn more about Avelo’s LAS-based career opportunities at AveloAir.com/Careers.

Beyond Vegas: Coast-to-Coast Travel-Inspiring Growth

Avelo said its new LAS base will help accelerate its rapid growth exemplified by the more than 2.5 million Customers Avelo has flown on over 20,000 flights since its debut 26 months ago. Avelo became America’s first new airline in nearly 15 years when it took flight on April 28, 2021.

By the end of this month, Avelo will operate 68 routes, spanning 44 destinations across 24 states. In June, Avelo is introducing service to seven new communities:

  • Bozeman, Mont. (BZN)
  • Daytona Beach, Fla. (DAB)
  • Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP)
  • Manchester, N.H. (MHT)
  • Melbourne / Cocoa Beach, Fla. (MLB)
  • Memphis, Tenn. (MEM)
  • Rochester, N.Y. (ROC)

Additionally, Avelo is inaugurating 20 new routes in June, each of which is currently unserved by any other airline: 

  • Avelo’s Philadelphia / Delaware Valley base at Wilmington Airport (ILG) is adding eight new destinations: Daytona Beach, Fla. (DAB); Charleston, S.C. (CHS); Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR); Nashville, Tenn. (BNA); Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head, S.C. (SAV): Raleigh / Durham, N.C. (RDU), and Wilmington, N.C. (ILM). Avelo will now serve 13 nonstop destinations from ILG.
  • Avelo’s Raleigh / Durham, N.C. base (RDU) is adding four new destinations: Memphis, Tenn. (MEM); Manchester, N.H. / Boston (MHT); Melbourne / Cocoa Beach, Fla. (MLB); and Rochester, N.Y. (ROC). Avelo will now serve 12 nonstop destinations from RDU.
  • Avelo’s Southern Connecticut base at Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) is adding three new destinations: Daytona Beach, Fla. (DAB); Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP); and Melbourne / Cocoa Beach, Fla.(MLB). Avelo will now serve 17 nonstop destinations from HVN – that’s more nonstop routes than any other airline operating in Connecticut. 
  • Avelo’s Orlando base (MCO) is adding one new destination: Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP). Avelo will now serve 13 nonstop destinations from MCO.
  • Avelo’s Los Angeles base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) is adding one new destination: Bozeman / Yellowstone, Mont. (BZN). Avelo will now serve 12 nonstop destinations from BUR.
  • Avelo is inaugurating service between Wilmington, N.C. (ILM) and three new destinations: Philadelphia / Delaware Valley (ILG); Tampa, Fla. (TPA) and West Palm Beach, Fla. (PBI). Avelo will now serve seven nonstop destinations from ILM.
  • Avelo is inaugurating service between Bend / Redmond, Ore. (RDM) and Sonoma / Santa Rosa, Calif. (STS). With the addition of STS and LAS, Avelo will serve four nonstop destinations from RDM. This summer, Avelo will serve BUR and STS. This will expand to three nonstop destinations in September when the LAS service takes flight and four nonstop destinations in November when seasonal flying to Palm Springs (PSP) returns.

In other news, Avelo Airlines also announced is inaugurating the largest air service expansion in Wilmington Airport (ILG) history as the first flights take off for eight new nonstop destinations. With a record-shattering 100,000 travelers projected to arrive and depart this summer on Avelo flights, ILG is quickly emerging as the convenient, affordable and travel-friendly alternative to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Curernt routes from ILG:

Special introductory one-way fares between ILG and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) start at $34*. One-way fares between ILG and Nashville, Tenn. (BNA); Raleigh / Durham (RDU); Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head, S.C. (SAV); and Wilmington, N.C. (ILM) start at $39*. And one-way fares between ILG and Charleston, S.C. (CHS); Daytona Beach, Fla. (DAB); and Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP) start at $49*.

With the inauguration of these eight new routes, Avelo now serves a total of 13 nonstop destinations from ILG. Today, Avelo is initiating service to Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. (GSP); Nashville, Tenn. (BNA); Raleigh / Durham, N.C. (RDU); and Wilmington, N.C. (ILM). Avelo’s expansion continues tomorrow with inaugural flights to Charleston, S.C. (CHS); Daytona Beach, Fla. (DAB) and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR). And next Wednesday Avelo will start flying to Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head, S.C. (SAV).

These new flights represent the largest air service expansion in Avelo’s 26-month history. Avelo debuted at ILG on February 1, 2023, with flights to five nonstop Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando(MCO), Tampa (TPA), and West Palm Beach (PBI).