Inspiring Travel Across Southern Connecticut

Avelo Airlines Celebrates First Six Months of Inspiring Travel Across Southern Connecticut

Avelo Airlines Celebrates First Six Months of Inspiring Travel Across Southern Connecticut

Avelo inaugurates first four flights to Southeast destinations beyond Florida

More than 150 HVN-based jobs created since Avelo’s arrival at Tweed

Introductory one-way fares to CHS, BNA, MYR and SAV start at $49

NEW HAVEN, Conn.; May 5, 2022 — Avelo Airlines is soaring into the second half of its first year at Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) this week with inaugural flights to the airline’s first four non-Florida destinations. Avelo’s first flights to Charleston, SC (CHS) and Myrtle Beach, SC
(MYR) depart today with inaugural flights to Nashville, TN (BNA) and Savannah, GA (SAV) departing tomorrow. 

Four additional East Coast destinations – Chicago, IL (via Chicago Midway International Airport: MDW); Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU); Washington, D.C. (via Baltimore Washington International Airport: BWI); and Wilmington, NC (ILM) – will take flight in the coming weeks. Avelo now serves 14 nonstop destinations from HVN, including the six nonstop Florida destinations it started serving last November: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ), Tampa (TPA) and West Palm Beach (PBI).  

To commemorate this week’s inaugural flights, Avelo announced today special introductory pricing with one-way fares starting at $49* between HVN and Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Nashville and Savannah. Customers can book these introductory fares at

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Today we are celebrating Avelo’s first six months of flying at Tweed and the new era of convenience, choice and affordability in air travel now available to Southern Connecticut. With 14 popular nonstop destinations from HVN, getting travelers from across this region to where they want to go is now easier than ever. I want to thank our Crewmembers, the Tweed Airport team and Avports for helping make this milestone possible. The opportunity ahead of us here is enormous – we’re just getting started.”

Avelo’s Customers have told the airline that in addition to Tweed’s convenience and small hometown airport experience, the airline’s proven reliability is another important reason they are choosing to fly Avelo. Since Avelo’s HVN debut last November, the airline has achieved an on-time performance rate of approximately 85% and has cancelled only two out of the well over 1,000 flights that have operated at HVN (excluding factors outside the airline’s control such as weather and air traffic control delays). That’s essentially a 0% cancellation rate.  

HVN was Avelo’s second base and first East Coast base when it opened in November. Last week, the airline announced it will open a third base in Orlando this June. Avelo operates five 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 jetliners at HVN. Two of these aircraft arrived at Tweed within the past few weeks to support Avelo’s East Coast growth. 

Since November, more than 150 HVN-based jobs have been created, including Airport Customer Service and Operations, Aircraft Technical Operations and Maintenance, Flight Attendants, Pilots and Supervisory positions. The airline plans to add an additional 50 Crewmembers by the end of 2022 – growing the HVN-based team to approximately 200 Crewmembers. 

Connecticut’s Ultra-Convenient Gateway to the Southeast

Tweed-New Haven Airport Executive Director Sean Scanlon said, “We always said, ‘if we build it, they will come’ and since Avelo launched service last fall, record numbers of people have been coming in and out of HVN. We are so excited to be launching these new routes and for the bright future that is our growing partnership with Avelo.” 

Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at other airports frequented by travelers to and from the region, HVN offers a refreshingly smooth and simple alternative hometown airport experience. HVN’s adjacency to multiple major highways and commuter railways make it Connecticut’s most convenient and easily accessible airport. 

Avports CEO Jorge Roberts said, “We are very excited to see these new Avelo routes become reality. Six months ago, we had high hopes and Avelo continues to exceed every expectation. Southern Connecticut loves Avelo and Tweed – and it shows. We couldn’t be prouder of the jobs created and the community support we are receiving. A special thanks to Alder DeCola for the visionary work he’s done to boost jobs and the economies of New Haven and East Haven.” 

Beginning today, Avelo will connect Southern Connecticut to four popular Southeast destinations:  

Charleston (CHS) – Explore South Carolina’s Southern Charm

Beginning today, flights operate four days per week: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Charleston area is a veritable living museum populated with expertly preserved antebellum mansions; however, it is also a bustling epicenter of culture, invigorating outdoor activity and sumptuous dining that welcomes close to four million visitors annually. With its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene, and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s most treasured travel destinations.

Myrtle Beach (MYR) – 60 Miles of South Carolina Coastline

Beginning today, flights operate six days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Myrtle Beach — known as the Grand Strand — stretches along 60 miles of pristine coastline from Little River to Georgetown. Every visitor to the area can find a spot for their ideal vacation. With its live entertainment, thrilling attractions, shopping, hundreds of championship golf and mini golf courses, historical sites, outdoor adventures, multiple fishing spots, delicious cuisine, and gorgeous scenery, Myrtle Beach is the perfect coastal escape.

Nashville (BNA) – Music City: Music is a Universal Language

Beginning tomorrow, flights operate four days per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The worldfamous honky-tonks located on Broadway offer free live music 365 days a year. Creativity is the heart and soul of Music City and there’s never a shortage of inspiring things to do. Step back into time to learn about Nashville’s history or explore a museum to discover artifacts, memorabilia, and more. From music, culture and the arts to food, sports and shopping, there is an “only in Nashville” experience for everyone.

Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV) – Historic Charm Meets Lowcountry Relaxation

Beginning tomorrow, flights operate four days per week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

SAV has been named one of the 10 Best Domestic Airports in the United States, serving Savannah, Hilton Head and surrounding areas across the Lowcountry and Coastal Georgia. Savannah is a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from the coast and cocktails are served at every meal.

Hilton Head Island boasts one of the top-10 family beaches in the U.S., an array of world-class golf courses, abundant natural beauty and an authentic coastal spirit visitors won’t find anywhere else. It offers a relaxing, laid-back and welcoming vibe that make it a perfect vacation destination. It is the Lowcountry way of life — and it’s what makes Hilton Head the perfect year-round retreat.

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience 

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees, as well as no charge for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone. Additionally, Avelo offers several unbundled travelenhancing 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 fuel-efficient American-made 737 jetliners Avelo operates offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the much smaller regional aircraft historically operated at many of the airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in a “One Crew” mindset that 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, very 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 currently serves 27 popular destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at 

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*The one-way introductory fares include government taxes and fees. The introductory fares are available on flights between New Haven, CT and Charleston, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Nashville, TN and Savannah, GA. The introductory fares must be booked by May 12, 2022. Introductory one-way fares start at $69 on flights operating between May 26, 2022, and September 7, 2022. Introductory one-way fares start at $49 on flights operating between September 8, 2022, and November 9, 2022. Blackout dates will apply. These introductory 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. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.