Avelo Airlines New Orlando Base Takes Flight

Avelo Airlines Takes Off from Kalamazoo with Nonstop Service to Orlando

Avelo Airlines Takes Off from Kalamazoo with Nonstop Service to Orlando

Introductory one-way fares start at $49

Avelo to offer Southwest Michigan’s only nonstop service to Florida

KALAMAZOO, Mich.; Oct. 26, 2022 — Avelo Airlines makes its Michigan debut today with exclusive nonstop service from Kalamazoo to Orlando — introducing a new era of affordable, convenient and reliable air travel for Southwest Michigan.  

Avelo’s inaugural flight will be christened this afternoon with a ceremonial water cannon salute performed by the Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) Fire Department during the aircraft’s taxi prior to takeoff. Customers will be joined by airport and airline executives, community officials and business leaders to celebrate Avelo’s first AZO departure. Tonight, Avelo will also begin flying to Orlando from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport (LAN).  

Introductory one-way fares between AZO and Orlando International Airport (MCO) start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Southwest Michigan – welcome aboard Avelo! We are excited to officially take off from Kalamazoo today. Avelo offers the region’s only nonstop service to Florida, which makes getting to The Sunshine State more affordable and easier than ever. We believe Avelo’s combination of everyday low fares, industry-leading reliability and friendly service, coupled with AZO’s time-saving convenience will inspire people from across the region to enjoy some fun-in-the sun this winter.”

Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport offers a refreshingly fast, smooth and welcoming alternative hometown airport experience. AZO’s adjacency to multiple major highways makes it Southwest Michigan’s most convenient and travel-friendly airport. 

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport Director Craig Williams said, “Southwest Michiganders love traveling to Florida, and this nonstop service to Orlando is going to be very popular with our passengers. Avelo’s ultra-low fare pricing model makes a great vacation to the sun fun and affordable. This is just the start of a great partnership with Avelo.” 

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World 

Endless excitement and unforgettable adventures are just minutes away for Avelo Customers arriving at Orlando’s most convenient airport – MCO. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.  

Avelo will operate Boeing Next-Generation 737s on this route. Avelo is the only airline utilizing large mainline jetliners at AZO in contrast to the much smaller regional aircraft operated by the other carriers serving this airport. Flight days and times are below: 

  Route Departs Arrives
Orlando (MCO)
Inaugural Flight — Wednesday, October 26 AZO-MCO 4:40 p.m. 7:10 p.m.
  MCO-AZO 12:00 p.m. 2:40 p.m.
Effective October 28 (Mondays & Fridays) AZO-MCO 4:05 p.m. 6:35 p.m.
  MCO-AZO 12:40 p.m. 3:20 p.m.
Effective November 11 (Mondays & Fridays) AZO-MCO 8:50 p.m. 11:20 p.m.
  MCO-AZO 5:25 p.m. 8:05 p.m.


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 nearly 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 32 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 of 1.9 mishandled bags per 1,000 checked bags. 

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 32 popular destinations across the U.S., including its four bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom. 

Media Contacts

Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 and must be booked by November 2, 2022 for travel completed by April 30, 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.