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Avelo Airlines Continues to Grow in Raleigh / Durham with Exclusive New Nonstop Service to Melbourne, Florida

Avelo Airlines Continues to Grow in Raleigh / Durham with Exclusive New Nonstop Service to Melbourne, Florida

  • Introductory one-way fares to Florida’s Space Coast start at $29
  • Avelo’s RDU network expands to 11 nonstop destinations

RDU AIRPORT, N.C.; April 6, 2023 — Avelo Airlines today announced exclusive nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Melbourne, Florida.

Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between RDU and Florida’s Space Coast, building on Avelo’s commitment to bringing more affordable, convenient and reliable air service to the Research Triangle. This new route will expand Avelo’s RDU network to 11 nonstop destinations, including seven Florida routes.

Avelo’s nonstop service from RDU to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) will begin on June 23 and operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares between RDU to MLB start at $29*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Triangle Region – we’re at it again! This new route to Florida’s Space Coast is the latest example of our commitment to bringing Avelo’s low fares, industry-leading reliability and caring service to RDU. We’re just getting started and look forward to inspiring even more travel among our Triangle Region Customers.”

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth said, “Avelo continues to build momentum at RDU as they grow along with our community and add new nonstop destinations. It has been rewarding to watch them expand at such a fast pace and increase the number of options Triangle-area travelers have to choose from.”

With the addition of this new destination, Avelo will now serve 11 nonstop destinations from RDU. Melbourne will join Connecticut’s most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN); Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT); Memphis, Tennessee (MEM); Rochester, New York (ROC) and six Florida cities: Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) and West Palm Beach (PBI).

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 bustling and 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. There’s no end to the adventures that await.

Avelo’s Continued Growth at RDU

Avelo initially based one Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 at RDU on February 15, 2023. The airline has hired approximately 50 RDU-based Crewmembers (employees), including Airport Customer Service, Flight Attendants, Pilots, Aircraft Technical Operations and Maintenance, and Supervisors with more career opportunities still available. With a second 737-800 arriving in mid-June, Avelo expects to hire at least 35 additional Crewmembers – expanding the airline’s total RDU-based employment total to approximately 85 Crewmembers. In April, Avelo will also swap aircraft from the original 737-700 to a larger 737-800, adding more capacity at RDU. Candidates can learn more about Avelo career opportunities by visiting AveloAir.com/Careers

In addition to RDU, Avelo operates bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG).

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 over 15,000 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
Courtney Goff

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
RDU Media Relations

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $29 between RDU and MLB 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.