Category Archives: Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines to launch nonstop service between Santa Rosa and Las Vegas

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL N802XT (msn 34405) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954304.

Avelo Airlines is adjusting its route map.

As previously reported (now confirmed by the airline), Avelo will drop Grand Junction on August 16 and Bozeman on September 15.

Avelo will redeploy the aircraft. The airline is expanding its Bay Area service with the addition of the only direct flights between Sonoma County and Las Vegas.

Starting on September 16, Avelo will fly nonstop between Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport (STS) and McCarran International Airport (LAS).

With the addition of LAS to its network, Avelo will now fly to two destinations from STS: Las Vegas and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).

Operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, flight XP127 departs STS at 10:05 a.m., arriving LAS at 11:45 a.m. Flight XP128 departs LAS at 12:25 p.m., arriving STS at 2:05 p.m.

Meanwhile service on the East Coast from New Haven, CT has been delayed due to terminal construction at HVN.

Top Copyright Photo: Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 WL N802XT (msn 34405) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954304.

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Avelo Airlines trims its schedule from Hollywood/Burbank

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-86N SSWL N801XT (msn 35220) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954303.

Avelo Airlines (formerly Xtra Airways) has extended its schedule through January 11, 2022.

The extended schedule shows the new carrier is ending service to two original destinations from its Hollywood/Burbank base.

Grand Junction (GJT) (below) will be terminated on August 16.

Bozeman (BZN) flights will end on September 15.

Top Copyright Photo: Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-86N SSWL N801XT (msn 35220) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 954303.

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Avelo Airlines adds new routes to Grand Junction and Medford

Avelo Airlines commenced service on May 9 between Los Angeles and Western Colorado.

Avelo will serve Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) .

Flight XP115 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving GJT at 7:15 p.m. local time; flight XP116 departs GJT at 7:55 p.m., arriving BUR at 9:00 p.m. local time*. The flight will be available four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The route will be served by 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

On the same day, the new carrier commenced service to Medford, Oregon.

Avelo will fly nonstop between Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving MFR at 6:10 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 6:50 p.m., arriving BUR at 8:50 p.m. local time. On Sunday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 11:10 a.m. arriving MFR at 1:00 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 1:40 p.m., arriving BUR at 3:40 p.m.

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Avelo Airlines expands to the East Coast with a second base at New Haven, CT

Commenced operations on April 28, 2021

Avelo Airlines today announced its first East Coast base at Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN).

Avelo will start operations at HVN in the third quarter of 2021, bringing choice, low fares, and convenience to Southern Connecticut with a mix of popular to-be-announced nonstop flights to popular destinations.

Avelo Airlines Logo (PRNewsfoto/Avelo Airlines)

HVN will be Avelo’s second base, following its launch of service at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) last month. Avelo will operate single-class, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 Next Gen aircraft at HVN to provide a more comfortable, mainline jet experience versus the smaller regional jets that currently service the airport.

“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,” said Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Tweed New Haven has enormous potential, and our first East Coast base is great news for Avelo, New HavenEast Haven and other local communities.”

Avelo is investing $1.2 million into HVN to help upgrade and modernize facilities and operations. The airline will employ more than 100 Crewmembers at HVN by the end of the year, including pilots, flight attendants, customer support personnel, and technicians, most locally hired. Avelo’s investment is part of a $100 million project for a new terminal and extended runway at HVN spearheaded by airport operator Avports that will result in the overall creation of up to 11,000 jobs in the area.

More details about the Avelo base operations, and destinations served by Avelo and HVN, will be available in the coming months.

Top Copyright Photo: Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-86N SSWL N801XT (msn 35220) STS (Mark Durbin). Image: 953614.

Avelo Airlines takes off with the first flight between Hollywood-Burbank and Santa Rosa

Avelo Airlines made this announcement:

The inaugural flight from America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — departed Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) this morning for Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS), the gateway to California’s wine country.

Avelo’s inaugural flight departed BUR at 10:30 a.m. PDT with a scheduled arrival into STS at 11:55 a.m. PDT. The inaugural flight from STS to BUR departs today at 3:55 p.m. local time, with a 5:35 p.m. scheduled arrival at BUR.

Avelo Airlines takes off with first flight between Burbank and Santa Rosa at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 28, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air)

The route will be served by 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

An early afternoon arrival and late afternoon departure from STS will provide leisure travelers with better convenience when planning their trips to and from Los Angeles, wine country and the surrounding Bay Area. Avelo Airlines flight XP 101 departs BUR daily at 3:40 p.m. arriving in STS at 5:05 p.m. local time; flight XP 102 departs STS daily at 5:45 p.m. arriving in BUR at 7:20 p.m.

More Destinations Take Flight This Week

In addition to STS, Avelo will commence service this week between BUR and two preeminent destinations in the Western U.S.

On April 29, Avelo will launch three-times-a-week service between BUR and the Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco, Washington. The largest airport in the Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon region, PSC is situated in the vibrant, sunshine-soaked heart of Washington’s sprawling wine country. Avelo Airlines flight XP 103 departs BUR on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. arriving in PSC at 10:20 a.m.; flight XP 104 departs PSC at 11:00 a.m. and arrives to BUR at 1:30 p.m.

On April 30, four-times-a-week service will commence between BUR and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), the onramp to Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park. Avelo Airlines flight XP 105 departs BUR on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 a.m.arriving in BZN at 11:25 a.m.; flight XP 106 departs BZN at 12:05 p.m. arriving in BUR at 1:40 p.m.

By late May, Avelo will provide nonstop service between its initial base at BUR and 11 destinations across the Western U.S., including ArcataEureka, Redding and Santa Rosa, California; BendRedmond, Eugene and Medford, Oregon; Bozeman, Montana; Grand Junction, Colorado; Pasco, Washington; PhoenixMesa, Arizona; and OgdenSalt Lake City, Utah.

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Avelo Airlines announces 11 routes from Hollywood Burbank Airport

Avelo Airlines (formerly Xtra Airways) has made this announcement:

 

America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — premiered today at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) with travel-inspiring routes and bag-packing low fares. Introductory one-way fares start at $19 on all routes.

The airline will start operations with three 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.

(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo)

Avelo will offer everyday low fares coupled with a smooth and convenient travel experience, flying non-stop unserved routes between BUR and 11 destinations across the Western U.S. Flights are open for booking at aveloair.com starting today at 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT, taking flight starting April 28, 2021 with current availability through Sept. 15, 2021.

Promoting the advantages of using BUR versus LAX:

Avelo has selected Hollywood Burbank Airport as its first base. BUR’s convenience to Greater Los Angeles, Customer-friendly compact size and lower costs were all important considerations. In fact, Fodor’s Travel named BUR the “Best U.S. Airport” in 2019.

Whether Customers are departing or arriving, BUR promises a refreshingly hassle-free experience. BUR offers seamless curbside pickup and drop-off, smaller crowds, shorter walking distances from curb to gate, unrivaled speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery, and shorter TSA security lines. Customers will be at their gate in a flash while also saving on parking and ground transportation traveling to and from the airport.

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Avelo will initially serve a collection of beautiful and relaxing destinations that are currently unserved from BUR. Avelo’s inaugural routes focus on outdoor recreation, national parks, and coastal and mountain terrain – as well as providing air service for an increasing population of remote workers:

  • Arcata / Eureka, CA (ACV), Victorian charm in the heart of California’s Redwood Coast
  • Bend / Redmond, OR (RDM), where the snow-capped Cascades surround the high desert
  • Bozeman, MT (BZN), the onramp to Big Sky Country and Yellowstone National Park
  • Eugene, OR (EUG), where the Willamette Valley begins
  • Grand Junction, CO (GJT), where the Colorado River meets dramatic red rock landscapes
  • Medford, OR (MFR), a launchpad to the Rogue Valley and Oregon’s wine country
  • Pasco, WA (PSC), 300 days of sun in the heart of Washington’s wine country
  • Phoenix / Mesa, AZ (AZA), a stress-free airport alternative to a year-round desert oasis
  • Odgen, UT (OGD), a convenient Salt Lake City alternative to Utah’s famed mountains
  • Redding, CA (RDD), 600 square miles of state and national parks beckon the adventure seeker
  • Santa Rosa, CA (STS), the gateway to California’s wine country

Pay Less. Travel More
The airline will initially operate single-class, fuel-efficient 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft – offering a more comfortable experience than the regional aircraft often utilized by the airports Avelo serves. Avelo’s surprisingly low everyday fares include no change fees or call center fees for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone.

Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options at industry-low prices that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value:

  • First Checked Bag: $10
  • Carry-On Overhead Bag: $35
  • Priority Boarding: $10
  • Pet in the Cabin: $95
  • Seating Options: Customers may choose from several seating options. Avelo’s 189-seat 737-800 aircraft will offer 129 standard slimline 29-inch pitch seats. Pre-reserved window and aisle seating starts at $5. Avelo aircraft will also feature 60 seats with 31 to 38 inches of pitch. These seats start at $18.

Fly with Confidence
Avelo takes every precaution to protect Customer health at the airport and during their flight. Avelo airplanes are regularly cleaned and disinfected. Tray tables, galleys, lavatories and all other touch surfaces are sanitized every evening with Calla 1452 (hospital-grade) disinfectant. In addition to disinfecting and cleaning daily, Avelo treats the entire airplane regularly with an advanced antimicrobial protectant that kills viruses, germs and bacteria on all surfaces. This Zoono treatment forms a colorless, odorless protective shield and is safe to human contact.

Additionally, the cabin air is refreshed every two to three minutes by the Boeing 737’s top-down air filtration and ventilation system. The system directs air flow from the ceiling to the bottom of the seat — not front to back — and greatly reduces particle movement throughout the cabin. All Avelo airplanes operate with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters that remove 99.9% of air particles, including viruses like the coronavirus, in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

All Customers will receive a convenience package containing a hand sanitizer, as well as a bottled water and small snack.

Federal law requires everyone — including Avelo Customers and Crewmembers — to wear a face mask at the airport and on the aircraft (unless eating or drinking). Avelo also encourages social distancing best practices whenever possible.

Flight Routes and Pricing

Route to/from BUR

First flight

Weekly frequency

$19 fare available for
flights operating at
least thru*

Santa Rosa, CA (STS)

4/28/21

Daily

5/27/21

Pasco, WA (PSC)

4/29/21

3x

5/27/21

Bozeman, MT (BZN)

4/30/21

4x

5/28/21

Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA)

5/3/21

Daily

6/2/21

Ogden, UT (OGD)

5/4/21

6x

6/3/21

Grand Junction, CO (GJT)

5/9/21

4x

6/7/21

Medford, OR (MFR)

5/9/21

4x

6/8/21

Eugene, OR (EUG)

5/12/21

4x

6/11/21

Bend/Redmond, OR (RDM)

5/13/21

3x

6/12/21

Arcata/Eureka, CA (ACV)

5/19/21

4x

6/18/21

Redding, CA (RDD)

5/20/21

3x

6/19/21

$19 fares may be unavailable or less available over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31, 2021$19 is a one-way fare only – additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other modestly-priced optional services apply.

Avelo Airlines paints its first Boeing 737-800 (N803XT)

Avelo Airlines (Houston) (formerly XTRA Airways), a subsidiary of Houston Air Holdings, Inc., has painted its first Boeing 737-800 (N803XT).

The XTRA Airways certificate was acquired by Andrew Levy, the former CFO for United Continental Holdings and the co-founder of Allegiant Air.

The new airline has also introduced its logo and colors.

1. Avelo Airlines logo

Andrew Levy to call his new budget airline “Avelo Airlines”

Andrew Levy, a former executive with Allegiant Air and United Airlines, is planning a no-frills, ultra low-cost airline for the United States, based on the Ryanair model.

Levy has registered the name of Avelo Airlines under the Houston Air Holdings, Inc. umbrella, the holding company behind the upstart airline.

The new airline previously acquired the AOA of XTRA Airways.

The new company registered the following logo: