Avelo Airlines Adds Two Flights to San Juan for First-Ever Puerto Rican Day Parade on May 18

Avelo Airlines Adds Two Flights to San Juan for First-Ever Puerto Rican Day Parade on May 18

  • One-way fares between HVN and SJU on May 16 and 20 start at $100

NEW HAVEN, Conn.; April 22, 2024 — Avelo Airlines today announced the addition of two nonstop flights from Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport—Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)—to Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). These flights offer travelers attending the first-ever Puerto Rican Day Parade in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, May 18, an affordable, convenient and reliable option for joining the festivities.

The additional flights between HVN and SJU on Thursday, May 16, and Monday, May 20, start at $100*. Customers can make reservations at

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Avelo is honored to add these flights to support the Puerto Rican community across the state who hope to attend the kick-off of JUNTE Boricua festivities in San Juan, including the first-ever Puerto Rican Day Parade, for the weekend of May 16 – May 20. Connecticut’s Puerto Rican community members approached Avelo to add the additional flights, and we were more than happy to help.”

JUNTE Boricua is the most significant tourism initiative launched in Puerto Rico in recent years. The focus is to further interconnect the Puerto Rican community in the states with the island. All of Connecticut’s Puerto Rican parades and festivals plan to participate in the opening weekend. While the initiative is geared at increasing tourism on the island, there is exciting potential here for a mutually beneficial partnership between the initiative and Connecticut.

Puerto Ricans United and Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven President Joe Rodriguez said, “On behalf of so many Puerto Ricans in Connecticut who plan to attend the first-ever Puerto Rican Day Parade in San Juan, I want to thank Avelo for this exciting announcement! With a location that is easily accessible for many people in Southern Connecticut, the flights during event week will only strengthen our ties to the island and welcome so many home for this historic event.”

Regularly scheduled Avelo flights to SJU began on November 15, 2023. Avelo operates this route twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft. Since the start of the SJU service, Avelo has flown more than 13,000 Customers on the popular route.

Avelo is the first and only airline offering nonstop service between Southern Connecticut and the Island of Enchantment. Avelo serves 25 destinations spanning 11 states and Puerto Rico from Tweed – that’s more nonstop destinations from Connecticut than any other airline operating in the state.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers travelers time and money-saving convenience, everyday low fares, and a refreshingly smooth, caring and reliable travel experience. Operating a fleet of 16 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 51 popular destinations across the United States, including its six bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and on May 1, 2024, Avelo will move its Las Vegas base at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to the Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport (STS). For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at

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*Low one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $100 for travel between HVN and SJU for travel on May 16 and May 20, 2024. Fares must be booked by April 22, 2024. Fares are available on a limited number of flights and seats. Additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other optional services may apply. A $25 charge per seated traveler applies to all bookings or changes made through Avelo’s Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.