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Avelo Airlines First 100 Days of Puerto Rico Service is Off to High-Flying Start in the Philadelphia Region

Avelo Airlines First 100 Days of Puerto Rico Service is Off to High-Flying Start in the Philadelphia Region

  • Travel-inspiring one-way fares start at $115

PHILADELPHIA; March 1, 2024 — Avelo Airlines marked its 100th day of service on its nonstop route between the Philadelphia region’s most convenient airport – Wilmington Airport (ILG) and Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). This new route marked the first expansion of Avelo beyond the continental United States.

To celebrate this milestone, Avelo is offering a travel-inspiring $115* one-way fare between ILG and Puerto Rico. The commemorative fare is available at

During Avelo’s first 100 days of service on this route, the airline flew nearly 9,000 Customers on more than 60 flights. Avelo has also achieved an impressive level of reliability during its few months of operation on this route. When excluding weather-related cancellations outside Avelo’s control, the airline achieved a 100% completion rate, meaning the airline did not cancel any flights between ILG and SJU.

Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We have been very encouraged with the initial response to our service between San Juan and the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. As we kick off our second year at Wilmington Airport, it’s clear more and more travelers are discovering the affordability, convenience and reliability of flying Avelo to San Juan and the other popular destinations we serve from ILG.”

The Travel-Friendly Way from Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley

More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans live in the greater Philadelphia /Delaware Valley region – the second-largest Puerto Rican population in the continental United States.

Wilmington Airport is conveniently located a short drive south of Philadelphia – offering a refreshingly fast, smooth and simple alternative hometown airport experience. ILG’s adjacency to multiple major highways and railways makes it the most convenient and travel-friendly airport for Philly and the Delaware Valley, which encompasses portions of four states: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Jersey and the northern Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Avelo currently serves the following nine destinations from ILG: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR); Wilmington, N.C. (ILM); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and six cities in Florida: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Sarasota / Bradenton (SRQ), Tampa (TPA) and West Palm Beach (PBI).

America’s Most Convenient Airline

Avelo was founded to Inspire Travel by saving its Customers time and money. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown 4.1 million Customers on over 30,000 flights. Today, Avelo serves 48 destinations in 23 states and Puerto Rico.

Along the way, Avelo has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. On almost every route, at least one airport is a small, easy to use airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.

Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Additionally, families can travel with ease knowing every child 13 and under will always be automatically seated with an accompanying adult at no additional cost.

Additionally, Avelo offers advanced seat assignments for sale. One third of its seats are extra leg room seats, ranging from 32 inches to more than 36 inches, offering a more comfortable experience for Customers who value more space. In addition to advance seat assignments, Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay only for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Avelo is distinguished by its industry-leading reliability. In 2023, the airline achieved the lowest flight cancellation rate in the U.S. airline industry and ranked #2 in on-time reliability. These results are based on Anuvu’s third-party data platform (the same company and platform utilized by The Wall Street Journal for the publication’s annual best and worst airline ranking, which excluded Avelo as well as other airlines in its coverage that did not meet the publication’s size threshold).

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers travelers time and money-saving convenience, everyday low fares, and a refreshingly smooth, caring and reliable travel experience. Operating a fleet of 16 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 48 popular destinations across the United States, 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), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and on May 1, 2024, Avelo will move its Las Vegas base at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to the Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport (STS). For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at

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*Introductory one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $115 for travel between ILG and SJU for travel between May 1 and May 31, 2024. Fares must be booked by March 7, 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 $25 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.