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Avelo Airlines Takes Off for Its Second Sunshine State Destination from Wilmington, NC – Fort Lauderdale

Avelo Airlines Takes Off for Its Second Sunshine State

Destination from Wilmington, NC – Fort Lauderdale

One-way fares to Fort Lauderdale start at $39

WILMINGTON, NC; Nov. 11, 2022 —Avelo today begins exclusive service to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Avelo is the only airline at ILM offering nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale. Very low, one-way fares starting at $39* are available at AveloAir.com. 

The new route to Fort Lauderdale will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft on Mondays and Fridays. In addition to Fort Lauderdale, Avelo serves New Haven, CT (HVN), Orlando, FL (MCO), and seasonally to Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, MD (BWI). 

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We are excited to expand our service from Wilmington with this fourth exciting and popular, sunny destination – Fort Lauderdale. Our Wilmington Customers already know that Avelo is the most convenient and affordable way to travel. Now flying to Fort Lauderdale is easier than ever – whether for vacation, a weekend getaway, or reconnecting with family and friends.”

Wilmington Airport Director Jeff Bourk said, “We’re thrilled Avelo continues to add new nonstop flights at ILM. South Florida has been a top unserved market and now our community can fly nonstop to Fort Lauderdale at great everyday low fares with Avelo! 3,000+ hours of annual sunshine, numerous beaches and waterways, and lots of shopping and dining districts, we are confident our community will enjoy exploring all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. We’re thankful Avelo selected ILM for this new nonstop route.”

Fort Lauderdale – A South Florida Haven

The reasons to visit Fort Lauderdale are as abundant as the sun and palm trees. There are over 300 sunny days a year, which gives visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, boating, diverse neighborhoods, events, attractions and unique “only-here” specialness that helps define Fort Lauderdale. With 24 miles of golden sandy beaches paired with waterfront dinin and shopping, it’s easy to spend a day at the beach. With comfortable year-round temperatures, the Atlantic Ocean is always inviting to scuba divers, snorkelers, stand-up paddle boarders and jet skiers. The destination also boasts luxury hotels, museums, nightlife, shopping, casinos and family-friendly fun.

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 1.3 million Customers on more than 10,000 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 prereserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo now serves 34 destinations across the U.S. 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 a year-to-date flight cancellation rate of 1% and an industry-leading yearto-date 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 NextGeneration 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 34 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

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Erin McNally

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $39 and must be booked by November 18, 2022 for travel completed by March 31, 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.