What you need to know
- On Wednesday, Avello Airlines began air travel between Wilmington Airport and five Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
- Direct flights to and from Delaware start at just $49 one way.
- The first flight took off on Wednesday for Orlando International Airport. Avelo’s CEO, his Andrew Levy, welcomed guests with a commemorative boarding pass before joining the flight.
A discount airline has landed at Wilmington Airport (ILG). This is because private air travel returns to Delaware just in time for the Snowbirds to fly off to Florida.
Texas-based Avello Airlines officially launched a hub at Newcastle County Airport on Wednesday. Avelo flies non-stop from Wilmington to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida.
“Delaware Valley – It’s time to say hello Avello,” said Andrew Levy, founder, chairman and CEO of Avello Airlines, in a news release. The strong booking trend seen on all of his five routes in Florida shows that people across this four state area are excited about Avelo’s faster and easier way to get to the Sunshine State. Enough to make it clear. We are equally excited not only for the Wilmington-based team we are building, but also for the opportunity to support ILG’s neighboring communities and contribute to Delaware’s economic growth. ”
The first flight took off on Wednesday for Orlando International Airport. Levi welcomed passengers with commemorative boarding passes before boarding.
Officials from Avello, the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Delaware Air National Guard, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also hosted a ceremony that included a flyover by a Piper Arrow aircraft piloted by students of the Delaware State University Aviation Program. Eudie the Blue Hen, the mascot of the University of Delaware, and the Twofly Hornet of Delaware also welcomed guests with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Direct flights to other Florida destinations – Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach – will take off in the next few days.
Avelo says one-way flights start at just $49 per ticket.
Never heard of Avelo? Relatively new.
“Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown nearly 1.7 million customers on nearly 14,000 flights,” the company said in a news release.
Avelo already has a fleet of 737-700 and 800 servicing locations east of the Mississippi River from existing hubs in New Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida. The airline flies from California’s Los Angeles/Hollywood Burbank Airport to the western states.
Newcastle County Airport (ILG) has suspended commercial air service since Frontier Airlines flew out of it in June, Delaware Online reported.
The resumption of air travel to Delaware was thanked by officials.
“Abero Airways at Wilmington Airport offers a low-cost/low-stress alternative to travel,” said Newcastle County Executive Matt Meyer. Visit. ”
Delaware Governor John Carney said: Recent investments in Wilmington Airport’s infrastructure make for an effortless travel experience. Thank you Avello for choosing Delaware. ”
The small airport atmosphere off Interstate 95 is a big draw, according to the Delaware Live Bay Authority.
“We are thrilled that Avello has chosen to offer low fares and quality service to residents and travelers in the Delaware Valley region,” said DRBA Executive Director Thomas J. Cook. demonstrates the airport’s appeal to the low-cost airline community. If you want to avoid the hassles of big city airports, Wilmington Airport is the way to go. ”
DRBA on its website has expanded the convenience factor. Just 10 minutes from Wilmington Amtrak Station on the New Jersey Turnpike. ”