Counting the last days until its Hollywood debut, the newest US airline Avelo Airlines, will try to conquer the American domestic air travel market starting with the West Coast.
Avelo Airlines plans to launch its debut flight from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to Santa Rosa Airport (STS) on April 28, 2021. It will begin operations with single-class 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Currently, the carrier owns three narrow-body Boeing 737-800s.
“People are ready to reconnect with family and friends and explore new places,” said Avelo founder, chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “We’re looking to sell the flights very full, we’re defining full as 80-85%.””
Before expanding across the country, the American start-up Avelo Airlines will put its focus on everyday leisure flights in the West Coast offering introductory ultra-low-fare tickets starting at $19.
The new airline is planning to begin with 11 non-stop routes taking off from BUR, vintage-looking airport Avelo Airlines chose to be its first base known for its convenient location.
“Locals know that BUR is LA’s best airport,” said Levy. “No airport is closer to downtown LA, Hollywood, Pasadena and Southern California’s many other attractions than BUR,” Levy explained.