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Avelo Airlines flies its one millionth customer

Avelo Airlines has made this announcement:

Just 16 months after making history as America’s first new airline to take flight in more than a decade, Avelo Airlines announced it is flying its one millionth Customer today. To celebrate the milestone, Avelo Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy will be aboard the milestone flight – surprising every Customer with a free future roundtrip ticket anywhere Avelo flies.

The one millionth Customer will be aboard Avelo Flight 165 from Los Angeles’ popular Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to Boise Airport (BOI). However, Levy will thank all of the nearly 160 Customers aboard the Boise-bound Boeing 737-800 milestone flight with a free roundtrip ticket.

At the BUR departure gate surrounded by Avelo Customers and Crewmembers Levy said, “From the start, Avelo has been on a mission to Inspire Travelby making flying affordable and easy so you can travel more. Since our first flight 16 months ago, one million Avelo Customers have enjoyed the everyday low fares and convenience of flying with us. On this momentous occasion, all of us at Avelo are grateful to you and every Avelo Customer who has chosen Avelo. I’m also very appreciative of our Avelo Crewmembers who deliver the smooth, reliable and caring travel experience that keeps our Customers coming back. Thanks a million!”

Avelo will also be awarding one lucky traveler with a year of free tickets to any Avelo destination. The winner will receive 12 pairs of roundtrip Avelo tickets that are valid for one year. Inspired travelers can enter the Avelo One Million Sweepstakes*at Avelo’s Instagram page (@AveloAir) or by visiting AveloAir.com/OneMillion through September 12, 2022.

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Avelo Airlines to add service to Palm Springs from Santa Rosa-Sonoma County, Eugene and Bend/Redmond

Avelo Airlines is coming to Palm Springs (PSP) with new nonstop service to Santa Rosa, CA, Eugene, OR, and Bend/Redmond, OR.

Avelo Airlines has announced new nonstop service to Palm Springs, California from the North Bay Area’s Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS). Avelo will fly this route twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays beginning on November 11.

The new routes will operate on 189-seat Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. In addition to Palm Springs, Avelo flies nonstop between STS and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).  Flight dates and times below:

Route

Departs

Arrives

Sonoma County / Santa Rosa, CA

Special Inaugural Flight

Friday, November 11

STS-PSP

2:40 p.m.

4:20 p.m.

PSP-STS

2:50 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Effective November 14

Mondays and Fridays

STS-PSP

2:40 p.m.

4:20 p.m.

PSP-STS

1:30 p.m.

3:10 p.m.

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Avelo Airlines adds 2 more cities and 3 new routes from Florida

Avelo Airlines continues to grow on the East Coast, especially in Florida for the upcoming winter season.

The airline will add two new routes from its growing Orlando base in October:

Kalamazoo (October 26)

Lexington (October 19)

The growing carrier will also add the Lexington – Tampa on November 12.

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Avelo Airlines opens its new Orlando base with 3 737s, to expand to 10 by 2027

Avelo Airlines opened its third U.S. base on June 30 at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Over the next year, Avelo expects to create up to 150 MCO-based jobs. These positions will be a combination of Avelo Crewmembers and jobs with Avelo business partners operating at MCO. Roles will include Airport Customer Service, Aircraft Technical Operations and Maintenance, Pilots, Flight Attendants and Supervisors. As the airline adds additional aircraft and routes over the next five years, Avelo expects to create up to 500 MCO-based jobs.

A Rapidly Expanding MCO Fleet and Route Network

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.

Washington, D.C.: Beginning on June 30, Avelo will offer seasonal service five days per week to Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI) through August 21, 2022.

Wilmington, N.C.: Beginning on July 1, Avelo will offer seasonal service three days per week to Wilmington International Airport (ILM) through November 9, 2022.

New Orlando Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Center

 

Avelo also said it is on track for converging its airline-wide Pilot and Flight Attendant training in Orlando. Initial and recurrent training for all Avelo Pilots and Flight Attendants will be facilitated by Avenger Flight Group (AFG) — the world’s largest privately owned commercial aviation training and simulation company. Training will begin this fall with the completion of the new Orlando training facility next spring.

Previously conducted in separate locations and, at times, by separate companies, Avelo’s Pilot and Flight Attendant training will now be conducted at AFG’s new 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 America, South 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 employs nearly 200 Pilots and Flight Attendants. The airline anticipates hiring hundreds more in the years ahead — many of whom will be based in Orlando.

A Simple, Smooth and Reliable Alternative to Hub & Spoke Airlines

 

Unlike conventional airline “hubs” that connect passengers between spoke cities, Avelo flies its Customers nonstop between its three “bases” and the destinations served by those three airports. In addition to Orlando, Avelo operates bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and HVN.

The airline has dedicated airplanes, Pilots, Flight Attendants and maintenance teams based at BUR, HVN and MCO. In contrast to the hub & spoke carriers, Avelo flights start and end every day at their respective base, providing Crewmembers with an enhanced quality of life that enables them to sleep at home every night rather than in hotels (which is typically the case at hub & spoke airlines).

Avelo’s base model also allows mechanics to inspect every aircraft every evening when it returns to its respective base, contributing to the airline’s industry-leading reliability. In fact, since launching 14 months ago, Avelo has cancelled less than 1% of its flights. Lastly, the absence of hubs eliminates the risk of Avelo Customers missing their connection (because there are no flight connections to miss), or having their bag delayed or lost at a connecting hub (which is where most bags are mishandled).

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience

 

Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at most major airports, Avelo primarily serves smaller, secondary airports. These airports are typically more convenient and offer a refreshingly smooth, quick and simple hometown airport experience.

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees. Additionally, Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Additionally, the fuel-efficient American-made 737 jetliners Avelo operates offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the much smaller regional aircraft historically operated at the small secondary airports Avelo primarily serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating.

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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.