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Avelo Airlines adds two new routes from Baltimore/Washington, adds a new base at Orlando

Avelo Airlines has announced it will begin serving two new routes from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) with nonstop service to Orlando, Florida and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Avelo will fly its Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft on the route beginning June 30 and July 1, 2022. The Orlando route will operate five times per week and the Wilmington route will operate three times per week through September 9, 2022. Flight days and times below:

Route

Departs

Arrives

Orlando – Starting at $59

Effective June 30:

Thursday & Sunday

BWI-MCO

10:00 a.m.

12:25 p.m.

MCO-BWI

7:00 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

Monday, Friday & Saturday

BWI-MCO

7:00 p.m.

9:25 p.m.

MCO-BWI

4:00 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

Wilmington – Starting at $29

Effective July 1:

 Monday, Friday & Saturday

BWI-ILM

11:45 a.m

1:00 p.m

ILM-BWI

9:10 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

In late May, Avelo will begin its first route from BWI, servicing Southern Connecticut via Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

The airline also announced it will open the airline’s third base at Orlando International Airport (MCO) this June — joining Avelo’s West Coast base at Los Angeles’ popular Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and its first East Coast base at Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo also announced today it is adding Wilmington, NC to its rapidly expanding network of popular East Coast destinations.

Avelo anticipates that over time its MCO base will contribute tens of millions of dollars in positive economic impact. In the years ahead, this includes significant spending and tax revenue from the hundreds of thousands of visitors Avelo will fly to Orlando, as well as incremental spending and tax revenue from the thousands of direct and indirect jobs Avelo’s expanding MCO presence will contribute to the Orlando community and the state of Florida.

Three New MCO Destinations: Avelo expects to serve at least 10 nonstop destinations from MCO by the end of 2022 (including HVN, which it currently serves). This summer, Avelo will begin serving three new destinations from MCO:

  • Charleston, SC: Beginning June 30, 2022, Avelo will begin service three days per week to Charleston International Airport (CHS) utilizing 737-700 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares start at $39*.
  • Washington, D.C.Between June 30 and September 6, 2022, Avelo will offer seasonal service five days per week to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) utilizing 737-700 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares start at $59*.
  • Wilmington, NC: Beginning July 1, 2022, Avelo will begin service three days per week to Wilmington International Airport (ILM) utilizing 737-700 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares start at $49*.

With the addition of these three new destinations to its current service to HVN, Avelo will now fly to four nonstop destinations from MCO.

Expanded Service Between MCO and Southern Connecticut: Avelo currently operates daily nonstop flights to HVN. Beginning June 16, 2022, this will expand to three flights per day on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and two flights per day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. That’s 19 flights per week between MCO and Southern Connecticut.

MCO-Based Aircraft: Over the summer, Avelo will initially take delivery of and base two Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737s at MCO. The airline expects to base additional 737 NGs at MCO in the third and fourth quarters. Avelo’s systemwide fleet will consist of at least 15 737 NGs by the end of 2022.

New Integrated Flight Crew Training: Avelo announced that it is converging its airline-wide Flight Attendant and Pilot training in Orlando. Beginning this summer, all training for Avelo Flight Attendants and Pilots will be facilitated by Avenger Flight Group (AFG) — the world’s largest privately owned commercial aviation training and simulation company. Avelo expects the training program to be fully implemented in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Previously conducted in separate locations and, at times, with separate companies, Avelo’s Flight Attendant and Pilot training will now be conducted at AFG’s state-of-the-art Orlando campus. AFG provides advanced flight training solutions to airlines around the world at nearly 20 flight training centers across North AmericaSouth America and Europe. The new AFG-based training will provide opportunities for collaborative learning and training in areas such as leadership, evacuation simulations and customer service.

Avelo has more than 160 Flight Attendants and Pilots. The airline anticipates hiring hundreds more in the years ahead.

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Avelo Airlines selects Lufthansa Technik for consumables and expendables

Lufthansa Technik has made this announcement:

Avelo Airlines has recently awarded Lufthansa Technik with a contract to supply material for its growing fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. This agreement is the first cooperation between the two companies. In the years ahead, Lufthansa Technik will provide Avelo with Consumables and Expendables to support the new low-fare airline as it grows. Lufthansa Technik operates an extensive network of supply and MRO facilities and guarantees Avelo industry leading performance with this agreement.

Avelo commenced operations in April 2021, and currently operates a fleet of eight 737NG aircraft (five 737-700s and three 737-800s). The airline plans to add additional 737NGs to its fleet by the end of 2022.

In other news, Avelo will add the New Haven – Baltimore/Washington route on May 26, 2022.

 

Avelo Airlines announces new nonstop service from Boise to Hollywood/Burbank

Avelo Airlines today announced it is introducing new nonstop service from Boise to Hollywood Burbank this spring. The new service will offer Southwestern Idaho a more convenient and affordable alternative for visiting Southern California’s attractions, the great outdoors or going back and forth visiting friends and relatives. 

Introductory one-way fares between Boise Airport (BOI) and LA’s best airport — Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) — starting at $59* are available at AveloAir.com. 

Avelo will operate Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft on the route beginning May 24, 2022. The new route will operate on Mondays and Fridays, with a special inaugural flight on Tuesday, May 24. Flight days and times below: 

Route Departs Arrives Inaugural Flight: May 24 Tuesday BOI-BUR 6:25 p.m. 7:35 p.m. BUR-BOI 1:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. Effective May 27: Monday & Friday BOI-BUR 11:05 a.m. 12:15 p.m. BUR-BOI 7:30 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Boise

In other news, the airline will also launch service to Spokane on May 25.

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Avelo Airlines adds 3 more destinations from New Haven

Avelo Airlines continues to grow its East Coast operation at New Haven, CT.

The carrier has announced three new routes from HVN to Baltimore/Washington, Chicago (Midway) and Raleigh/Durham starting on May 26.

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Avelo Airlines partners with Aero HygenX for UVC robots

Ultraviolet Disinfection Robots

Avelo Airlines today announced an innovative partnership with Aero HygenX to deploy leading-edge autonomous ultraviolet light (UVC) robots to disinfect its aircraft fleet to combat COVID-19. Aero HygenX is the pioneer in autonomous UVC disinfection technology for the transportation industry.

The Aero HygenX RAY robot is a compact, light-weight and self-navigating device which uses motion-sensing technology to navigate interior spaces — disinfecting surfaces quickly and safely using UVC light. RAY is a sustainable alternative to harmful chemicals and is emissions-free.

Avelo uses the RAY robots as part of its daily disinfection of its six Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft. Additionally, RAY is used to disinfect Avelo’s Crewmember (employee) workspaces at the airline’s West Coast base at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and its East Coast base at Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). The aircraft and airport disinfection routine occurs every evening following the completion of each day’s flight operations.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines around the world have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures involving more frequent and deeper disinfection of aircraft. In most cases, these more stringent hygienic measures have necessitated the manual application of harsh chemical disinfectants and have prolonged the sanitization process. Additional disadvantages of chemical-based disinfection include the creation of surplus hazardous waste and the degradation of aircraft interior finishes.

Aero HygenX CEO Arash Mahin added, “We couldn’t be more excited to announce that America’sfirst new airline in nearly 15 years is utilizing RAY. Avelo’s partnership with Aero HygenX will enhance its aircraft and airport disinfection regiment, and exemplifies the airline’s commitment to safety, reliability and innovation. We look forward to growing with Avelo as they add aircraft, bases, Customers and Crewmembers in the future.”

A Game-Changing Solution
UVC technology has a long and proven history of effectively disinfecting surfaces, air and water in many other industries, including the healthcare, food / beverage and hospitality sectors. Aero HygenX is the first company to incorporate UVC disinfection technology into an autonomous robot solution for the transportation industry. In addition to commercial aircraft, RAY can be used to disinfect buses and trains.

RAY’s light-emitting technology safely destroys up to 99.9% of harmful pathogens in the air and on the surfaces of Avelo’s aircraft cabins, galleys, lavatories and flight decks – as well as in workspaces at the airline’s BUR and HVN bases. RAY’s automation technology enables the robots to be operated remotely by a single Crewmember — the previous manual chemical-based disinfection process required several Crewmembers to sanitize each aircraft. The time it takes to complete the disinfection of Avelo’s three 737-700s and its three 737-800s is also significantly reduced by using the RAY robot. Avelo has committed to adding nine additional 737 NG jetliners in 2022 — expanding its fleet to 15 aircraft.

RAY is connected to HygenXStream, a real-time digital platform which enables Avelo to monitor the health of RAY and gain access to valuable metrics that can assist with decision making for its operations.

There is significant science validating the effectiveness of UVC exposure to render pathogens — such as COVID-19 — inactive. UVC disinfection is a function of intensity over time. RAY’s smart functionality consistently delivers the perfect dose of UVC light to eliminate pathogens onboard an aircraft. At the same time, RAY moves unguided through the aircraft cabin eliminating the need for an Avelo Crewmember to be onboard while it’s in use.

 

Avelo Airlines expands again from New Haven to four new destinations

Avelo Airlines has announced a significant expansion of its East Coast service with the addition of four popular Southeastern U.S. destinations from Connecticut’s most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

Beginning in May, Avelo will add exclusive nonstop service between HVN and two South Carolina destinations: Myrtle Beach and Charleston, as well as Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head, S.C.; and Nashville, Tenn.

This announcement expands Avelo’s East Coast network from HVN to 10 exclusive nonstop destinations. Avelo currently flies between HVN and six sun-soaked Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale/HollywoodFort MyersOrlandoSarasota/BradentonTampa and West Palm Beach.

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Avelo Airlines announces a partnership with University of Connecticut Athletics, will add 120 pilots in 2022

Avelo Airlines today announced a new partnership with University of Connecticut Athletics. Avelo serves six popular Florida destinations from its East Coast base at Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

As part of the partnership, Avelo will have premium asset placement at UConn men and women’s basketball, hockey and baseball games which include digital graphics, promotional contests, signage, PA announcements and more. UConn and Avelo will also partner on local events with Jonathan and other promotional events through the 2021-2022 athletic season.

In other news, Avelo Airlines has announced it is bolstering pilot compensation to attract and retain world class aviators — elevating first-year pay by nearly 50% for Captains and by nearly 30% for First Officers. The enhanced pay scale offers the highest first-year Captain and First Officer pay rates in the Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) and regional carrier sectors of the U.S. airline industry.

Avelo expects to add an additional 120 pilots in 2022. In addition to hiring First Officers, for a limited time qualified pilots may be immediately hired as Captains.

The first-year Captain hourly pay rate increases from $135 to $200. Under the new scale, at five years of service Avelo Captains will earn $220 per hour. The first-year hourly pay rate for First Officers increases from $70 to $90 with an hourly rate of $140 at five years of service.

pilot pay table

The new pay scale is effective February 1, 2022, for current and future Avelo pilots.

In addition to increasing the pilot pay scale, the airline is offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus to new pilots hired before June 1, 2022. An initial $5,000 is paid after the pilot completes their orientation trips and the remaining $15,000 is paid at the completion of their first year with the company. The bonus is available to Captains and First Officers.

Additional benefits include:

• $1,800 virtual base stipend (paid monthly upon completion of orientation trips) to offset commuting costs — paid to all pilots whether they commute or live in base
• For pilots who prefer to sleep at home every night – all scheduled Avelo flights start and return to their base each day
• Training pay of $6,300 per month (min guarantee at year-one First Officer rate)
• Training hotel is provided by Avelo
• Initial uniform and ongoing uniform allowance
• Full Cockpit Access Security System (CASS), Known Crewmember (KCM) program and jump seat agreements
• Premium pay of 125% of base hourly rate paid to pilots working over 75 block hours per month
• Day off flying is paid at 125% of base hourly rate on top of guarantee
• Guarantee 70 hours per month
• $2.25 per diem
• High seniority from day one
• Quick upgrade to Captain for pilots meeting the qualification of 14 CFR 121.436
• 401K retirement program
• Company-subsidized health, vision and dental coverage
• Meaningful profit-sharing when Avelo meets initial profitability threshold

At basic guarantee, new pilots in their first year will earn $209,600 for a Captain and $117,200 for a First Officer (includes sign-on bonus and virtual base stipend). Avelo is accepting applications for Captains and First Officers at aveloair.com/careers.

Avelo Airlines to increase its pilots compensation

Avelo Airlines today announced it is bolstering pilot compensation to attract and retain world class aviators — elevating first-year pay by nearly 50% for Captains and by nearly 30% for First Officers. The enhanced pay scale offers the highest first-year Captain and First Officer pay rates in the Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) and regional carrier sectors of the U.S. airline industry.

Avelo expects to add an additional 120 pilots in 2022. In addition to hiring First Officers, for a limited time qualified pilots may be immediately hired as Captains.

“We’re committed to attracting and retaining the industry’s best pilots,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “In addition to our enhanced pay scale, Avelo supports quality of life initiatives such as an additional $1,800 per month to help offset the cost of commuting. And, if a pilot chooses to live in base, they’ll keep the $1,800 per month.”

The first-year Captain hourly pay rate increases from $135 to $200. Under the new scale, at five years of service Avelo Captains will earn $220 per hour. The first-year hourly pay rate for First Officers increases from $70 to $90 with an hourly rate of $140 at five years of service.

Year

Captain

First Officer

1

$200

$90

2

$205

$110

3

$210

$120

4

$215

$130

5

$220

$140

The new pay scale is effective February 1, 2022, for current and future Avelo pilots.

In addition to increasing the pilot pay scale, the airline is offering a $20,000 sign-on bonus to new pilots hired before June 1, 2022. An initial $5,000 is paid after the pilot completes their orientation trips and the remaining $15,000 is paid at the completion of their first year with the company. The bonus is available to Captains and First Officers.

Additional benefits include:

  • $1,800 virtual base stipend (paid monthly upon completion of orientation trips) to offset commuting costs — paid to all pilots whether they commute or live in base
  • For pilots who prefer to sleep at home every night – all scheduled Avelo flights start and return to their base each day
  • Training pay of $6,300 per month (min guarantee at year-one First Officer rate)
  • Training hotel is provided by Avelo
  • Initial uniform and ongoing uniform allowance
  • Full Cockpit Access Security System (CASS), Known Crewmember (KCM) program and jump seat agreements
  • Premium pay of 125% of base hourly rate paid to pilots working over 75 block hours per month
  • Day off flying is paid at 125% of base hourly rate on top of guarantee
  • Guarantee 70 hours per month
  • $2.25 per diem
  • High seniority from day one
  • Quick upgrade to Captain for pilots meeting the qualification of 14 CFR 121.436
  • 401K retirement program
  • Company-subsidized health, vision and dental coverage
  • Meaningful profit-sharing when Avelo meets initial profitability threshold

At basic guarantee, new pilots in their first year will earn $209,600 for a Captain and $117,200 for a First Officer (includes sign-on bonus and virtual base stipend). Avelo is accepting applications for Captains and First Officers at aveloair.com/careers.

“At Avelo Airlines, pilots hire pilots,” said Avelo Chief Operating Officer Captain Greg Baden. “We encourage pilots at any stage in their professional career to apply.”

Avelo Aircraft and Bases

Avelo currently operates six Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 mainline jetliners. Three 147-seat 737-700s operate between Avelo’s East Coast base at Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and six Florida destinations. Additionally, three 189-seat 737-800s operate between Avelo’s West Coast base at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and 10 destinations in the Western U.S.

Avelo has commitments for nine additional 737 NGs that the airline expects will be delivered by the end of this year – expanding Avelo’s fleet to 15 aircraft. With the arrival of these additional aircraft, Avelo anticipates serving at least 40 destinations across the U.S. by the end of 2022 and establishing more bases in the future.

Strong Financial Backing and Experienced Leadership
Earlier this month, Avelo announced it raised $42 million in Series B funding — including a $30 million investment by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value. This second-round offering increased the company’s invested capital base to over $160 million.

Levy added, “This investment strengthened our already healthy balance sheet and is a huge vote of confidence in the opportunity ahead of us. Our exceptional pilots play a critical role in Avelo’s future and we look forward to welcoming many more to the company in the months and years ahead. This is an incredible opportunity to join one of the most exciting airline stories in more than a decade.”

Avelo’s leadership team embodies more than 200 years of collective aviation experience. As co-founder and president of Allegiant Air — one of the nation’s most successful airlines — and former CFO of United Airlines, Levy brings a proven track record of profitably leading airlines from startup to scale. Levy has also served on Copa Airlines’ board of directors since 2016. In addition to Allegiant and United, Avelo’s leadership team includes former senior executives from Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and US Airways, including:

  • Captain Greg Baden, Chief Operating Officer: Capt. Baden previously served as VP of Flight Operations at Allegiant, Managing Director of Flying at Delta, and Managing Director of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot at Northwest Orient / Northwest.
  • Captain Andrew Lotter, Head of Flight Operations: Capt. Lotter previously served as Chief Operating Officer at XTRA Airways, Chief Pilot at Republic Holdings and President of Ameriflight.
  • Captain Michael Quiello, Head of Safety, Security and Operational Excellence: Capt. Quiello previously served as VP of Corporate Safety at United Airlines and VP of Corporate Safety, Security and Environment at Delta Air Lines.

Avelo Airlines raises $42 million in Series B funding, talks about its plans for 2022

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N703VL (msn 36626) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 956272.

Avelo Airlines, which became America’s newest mainline airline in nearly 15 years when it took flight last April, today announced it raised $42 million in Series B funding. This second-round offering increases Avelo’s invested capital base to over $160 million.

Avelo raised approximately $125 million in January 2020. The Series B shares sold at a significant premium to the original Series A shares.

An investment fund managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value (MSTV) invested an additional $30 million beyond their Series A investment. With this additional significant investment, MSTV is now by far Avelo’s largest shareholder.

This second-round offering was primarily funded by Series A shareholders including Levy, board members (or the entities they represent), and members of management who collectively invested more than $34.7 million.

Executing Today and Investing in Tomorrow

Avelo initiated service on April 28, 2021, from its first base at Hollywood-Burbank Airport (BUR). The airline – which offers a convenient, affordable, and caring experience – currently serves 19 popular destinations across the U.S. with Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft. Avelo launched its East Coast base at Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) on November 3, 2021, connecting Southern Connecticut and six popular Florida destinations.

In 2021, Avelo achieved the following milestones:

  • Created over 330 jobs held by Avelo Crewmembers
  • Ended the year with six NG 737s (three 737-700s and three 737-800s)
  • Flew 345,000 Customers on 3,000 flights
  • Delivered a completion factor of 99.8% – canceling only seven flights since its inaugural departure

Avelo shared the following plans for 2022:

  • Avelo has made commitments to add nine more aircraft into its fleet by the end of 2022
  • Avelo plans to more than double its nationwide network of destinations from 19 to at least 40 markets across the U.S.
  • Avelo expects to add more than 450 Crewmembers

Top Copyright Photo: Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 WL N703VL (msn 36626) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 956272.

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Avelo Airlines takes flight on three new routes

Avelo Airlines is launching three new routes this week across the East and West Coast – expanding the airline’s nationwide network to 18 destinations.

Yesterday, Avelo inaugurated service between Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and North Denver’s Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL) in Fort Collins. FNL is the third destination Avelo serves from LAS, in addition to Sonoma County / Santa Rosa, CA and Eureka, CA. Avelo will begin flying to a fourth LAS destination – Redding, CA – on January 6. LAS is the second destination served by Avelo from FNL – in addition to Los Angeles, which commenced service in October. These routes are operated by Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.

Today, Avelo will commence service on two new routes. On the East Coast, the airline’s first flight between New Haven, CT (above) and West Palm Beach, FL will take flight. The new route to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is Avelo’s fifth Florida destination from its East Coast base at Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). On January 13, 2022 Avelo will begin flying to a sixth Florida destination from HVN – Sarasota / Bradenton. These routes are operated by Boeing Next Generation 737-700 aircraft.

This afternoon, Avelo will also inaugurate its 18th destination, flying between Hollywood/Burbank (above) and Tucson. This new route is the 10th destination served by Avelo’s West Coast base at LA’s most convenient airport – Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). This route will be operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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