Low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines set to launch sixth US base

Avelo Airlines new Las Vegas base
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Avelo Airlines it will open its sixth base in the United States (US) with a new hub launching in Las Vegas on September 7, 2023.  

The announcement came on June 26, 2023, which revealed that the base will initially serve five nonstop destinations.  

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 stated that the new Las Vegas hub will bring “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 Airport (STS) since September 2021, will add four new nonstop destinations from LAS.  

These include Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), Brownsville South Padre Island Airport (BRO), Dubuque Regional Airpor (DBQ) and California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (ACV).  

Avelo will be the only airline flying nonstop between LAS and these five destinations. 

“As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is a winning bet for our sixth US base. We are excited about the exclusive nonstop access to Vegas Avelo’s new base will offer our customers from these five communities and more in the future,” Avelo Airlines chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said. 

He added: “Vegas has something for everyone and Avelo’s affordability, convenience and reliability will make getting to this popular destination easier than ever. The new flights, destinations and jobs our new base will enable is a winning hand for Las Vegas, Avelo and, most importantly, our customers.” 

Avelo will initially base one 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 at LAS. Avelo currently operates 15 737s. 

Avelo became America’s first new airline in nearly 15 years when it took flight on April 28, 2021. 

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