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Avelo Airlines and Tweed New Haven Airport Launch Pick and Pack Sweepstakes

HVN’s newest airline giving away 50 flights to inspire travel


NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 22, 2021 – Avelo Airlines and New Haven Airport (HVN) are teaming up to award 25 Connecticut residents with a free pair of tickets ahead of the arrival of the state’s newest airline.

Starting today, Connecticut residents who are 18 years of age or older can enter to win two roundtrip tickets on Avelo Airlines through the Avelo Pick and Pack Sweepstakes. Each winner and their companion can travel to any destination that Avelo flies to from HVN for up to six months following the airline’s start of service this fall.

“We are excited about Avelo’s arrival at HVN and the new era of choice, affordability and service in air travel we’ll bring the region,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “The Pick and Pack Sweepstakes is a great way for us to introduce Avelo to the region and hear where you hope we’ll fly. We’re looking forward to welcoming you aboard this fall.”

Connecticut residents can enter by going to Aveloair.com/HVNSweepstakes and selecting the destination they would most like Avelo to fly to from HVN. Participants can increase their chances to win by posting your destination choice on Twitter or Instagram; tagging a travel companion, @AveloAir and @TheNewHVN; and including the hashtag #AveloPickandPackSweepstakes.

“As the local operator of HVN for more than 20 years, we are extremely excited to begin moving forward with changes at the airport that will bring about new flights and expanded service,” said Jorge Roberts, CEO of Avports. “Avelo AIrlines is a great partner to be working with as we invest together in building a new HVN, and this sweepstakes is an exciting way for them to build bridges with the local community of flyers in the region, hearing directly from them about where they’d like to fly.”

The sweepstakes is open to enter through August 23, 2021. Twenty winners will be picked at random from website entrants and five winners will be selected at random from qualifying social media entries.  Winners will be selected on August 30, 2021.

Avelo will begin flying to a small number of popular leisure travel destinations from HVN in early November. The airline will then expand its HVN-based network in December, upon the completion of the terminal renovations necessary to accommodate Avelo’s more robust schedule.

HVN will be Avelo’s second base, following its launch of service at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) last April. Avelo will operate single-class, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 Next Gen aircraft at HVN to provide a more comfortable, mainline jet experience versus the smaller regional jets that currently serve the airport.

Avelo is investing $1.2 million into HVN to help upgrade and modernize facilities and operations. The airline will employ more than 100 Crewmembers at HVN by the end of the year, including pilots, flight attendants, customer support personnel, and technicians, most locally hired. Avelo’s investment is part of a $100 million project for a new terminal and extended runway at HVN spearheaded by airport operator Avports that will result in the overall creation of up to 11,000 jobs in the HVN community.

About Avelo

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time- and money-saving convenience, surprisingly low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Avelo Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 12 destinations across the Western U.S., including its base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Later this year, Avelo will begin service to and from its first East Coast base at New Haven Airport (HVN). For more information visit www.aveloair.com.



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