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Avelo Airlines Celebrates First 100 Days of Flying from Portland/Salem to Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Avelo Airlines Celebrates First 100 Days of Flying from Portland/Salem to Las Vegas and Los Angeles

  • One-way fares between SLE and L.A. start at $86
  • One-way fares between SLE and Vegas start at $56

PORTLAND and SALEM, Ore., Jan. 12, 2024 — Avelo Airlines is celebrating its first 100 days of flying nonstop from the greater Portland/Salem region to Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and L.A.’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).

Avelo became the first commercial airline to serve Salem Municipal Airport in nearly 15 years when it took flight on October 5, 2023. Avelo is the only airline offering nonstop flights from SLE to the Entertainment Capital of the World and Southern California. Salem sits in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, home to nearly 100 cities, including Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Beaverton. With 70% of Oregon’s population living in the Valley, Avelo’s new service at SLE makes getting to Southern California and Las Vegas easier than ever.

Since Avelo’s first flight at SLE in October, the airline has flown over 13,000 Customers at SLE. Additionally, the airline has a perfect completion factor – meaning the airline has not cancelled a single flight since inaugurating its service in Salem.

One-way fares between SLE and LAS, starting at $56*, and one-way fares between SLE and BUR, starting at $86*, can be booked at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We’ve been very encouraged by the Customer response Avelo has received since launching exclusive commercial air service at Salem Municipal Airport. Avelo has made flying to Southern California and Las Vegas from the Mid-Willamette Valley region easier, faster, and more reliable than ever. We look forward to inspiring more people to travel to Southern California, Las Vegas, and the beautiful MidWillamette Valley this year.”

Salem Mayor Chris Hoy said, “This is about equity, supporting economic growth and creating jobs, and it’s about helping to connect our residents to their loved ones on the West Coast. These 100 days have brought us all of that, so I’m looking forward to the next 100 days, and then the next 100 days after that. The Willamette Valley is booming and being able to fly directly in and out of Salem is a huge win for us all.”

Travel Salem CEO and President Angie Villery said, “We appreciate Avelo Airlines’ vision and partnership in reaching this important milestone. Our community has eagerly embraced the convenience of being able to fly out of Salem. And we are delighted that travelers are now able to visit our region directly from these two key markets.”

The SLE-LAS and SLE-BUR routes operate twice-weekly (Sundays and Thursdays).

Exploring The Entertainment Capital of the World

As one of North America’s leading business and leisure destinations, Las Vegas offers something for everyone, including unrivaled entertainment and nightlife, exhilarating sporting events, world-famous hotels and dining experiences, casinos, shopping and more. Minutes from the glitz and glam, outdoor enthusiasts hit the jackpot with endless adventures including hiking, water activities, off-roading, and top-rated golf courses.

The Most Convenient Way to The Big Game

The Superbowl is quickly approaching, and Avelo Airlines is the most convenient and reliable way to the big game in Las Vegas. Whether you are a die-hard fan heading to the game or eager to immerse yourself in the weekend’s festivities, Avelo’s convenient and reliable service allows Customers to touchdown in Vegas and dive straight into the biggest weekend in football.

The Best Way to L.A.

Situated in the heart of Southern California, BUR is surrounded by L.A.’s iconic beaches, dining, entertainment, shopping, and sun-soaked outdoor recreation. Whether travelers are departing or arriving, BUR offers a refreshingly convenient and hassle-free experience. Named the 2019 “Best U.S. Airport” by Fodor’s Travel, BUR features include seamless curbside pickup and dropoff, smaller crowds, unrivaled speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery, faster TSA security lines, and short walking distances between the terminal and ground transportation, parking, and rental cars (instead of the time-consuming shuttle buses required at L.A.’s much larger airport). All of this makes BUR the ultra-convenient, stress-free gateway to Los Angeles.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience and a refreshingly smooth, caring and reliable travel experience. Operating a fleet of 16 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, Avelo serves 43 popular destinations across the U.S., 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), RaleighDurham International Airport (RDU), and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom

Media Contacts

Avelo Airlines
Madison Jones

Salem Municipal Airport
Courtney Knox Busch

*One-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $56 between SLE and LAS and $86 between SLE and BUR for travel between Feb. 8, 2024, and Feb. 11, 2024. Fares must be booked by Jan. 15, 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 $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.