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Avelo Airlines Announces Two New Florida Destinations from Tweed Airport: Daytona Beach and Melbourne

Avelo Airlines Announces Two New Florida Destinations from Tweed Airport: Daytona Beach and Melbourne

  • Introductory one-way fares start at $49
  • Avelo now offers 17 nonstop destinations, including eight Florida routes
  • Avelo now flies more nonstop routes from Connecticut than any other airline

NEW HAVEN, Conn.; April 6, 2023 — Avelo Airlines today announced it is expanding service from Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) — to two new nonstop Florida destinations: Daytona Beach and Melbourne. Avelo now serves eight Florida destinations from Tweed.

Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between Connecticut and these two cities. With the addition of these new routes, Avelo will serve 17 nonstop destinations from Tweed, offering more nonstop routes from Connecticut than any other airline operating in the state.

Avelo will begin exclusive twice-weekly service to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) starting June 21 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and to Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) starting June 22 on Thursdays and Sundays. Both routes will be operated by Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We are excited to offer Southern Connecticut residents even more travel options with the addition of these two new Florida routes. With 17 nonstop destinations, including eight Florida cities, flying from Tweed is more convenient and affordable than ever. Additionally, when you consider our industry-leading reliability and caring Soul of Service, it is clear why more than one million people have flown Avelo at Tweed over the past 16 months.”

Tweed New Haven Executive Director Tom Rafter said, “More destinations mean more jobs. We’re excited to have Avelo add these new destinations and glad to see their continued commitment to our region. Avelo continues to advance the economic prosperity of Southern Connecticut and we are proud to have them as partners.”

With the addition of these two new destinations, Avelo will now serve 17 nonstop destinations from Tweed Airport spanning seven states:

  • Charleston, SC (CHS)
  • Chicago, IL (via MDW)
  • Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
  • Greenville / Spartanburg, SC (GSP)
  • Melbourne, FL (MLB)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
  • Nashville, TN (BNA)
  • Orlando, FL (via MCO)
  • Raleigh / Durham, NC (RDU)
  • Sarasota / Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
  • Savannah, GA / Hilton Head, SC (SAV)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, MD (via BWI)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
  • Wilmington, NC (ILM)

Melbourne: Exploring Florida’s Space Coast

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind getaway on the only beach that doubles as a launch pad. Florida’s Space Coast is 72 miles of family-friendly paradise located 45 minutes east of Orlando. Only here can visitors experience a rocket launch up close, embark on a cruise from beautiful Port Canaveral, and relax to the sound of crashing waves on uncrowded beaches. Step into the lively downtown districts to discover unforgettable local cuisine, art and entertainment. Immerse in the natural beauty that surrounds, kayak with manatees, fish with dolphins and experience the awe of summertime bioluminescence.

Daytona Beach: 23 Miles of Iconic White Sand Beaches

In Daytona Beach, dive into all that East Central Florida has to offer. The Daytona Beach area includes seven cities and towns and is known for its iconic beaches, and much more. Experience the rich cultural tapestry of this iconic destination, embrace outdoor adventure and try the best local cuisine. The waterfront views – along 23 miles of beaches, Halifax River and Ponce Inlet – are vast and relaxing. Eclectic historic downtowns and shopping meccas provide lively backdrops for visitors to while away their days or go off the beaten path to explore some local history.

America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline

Avelo was founded with a vision to help its Customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown more than two million Customers on nearly 17,000 flights.

In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Additionally, the American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves. Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre- reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo serves 43 destinations spanning 24 states. The airline has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition in air travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. At least one airport on every Avelo flight is a small hometown airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.

At Avelo, every flight is also nonstop. This connection-free travel experience not only provides Avelo Customers with a faster and simpler travel experience, but also minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags. In fact, Avelo has established itself as one of America’s most reliable airlines with industry-leading on time, completion factor and checked bag handling performance.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next- Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 43 popular destinations across the U.S., including its five bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

Media Contacts:

Avelo Airlines
Jim Olson

Mary Coursey

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 between HVN and MLB and HVN and DAB for travel completed by September 6, 2023. Fares must be booked by April 15, 2023. 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 $20 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.