Avelo Airlines New Orlando Base Takes Flight

Avelo Airlines Takes Off in Lexington with Nonstop Service to Orlando


Avelo Airlines Takes Off in Lexington with Nonstop Service to Orlando

Very low one-way fares to Orlando start at $49

LEXINGTON, Ky.; Oct. 19, 2022 — Avelo Airlines today begins service from Lexington, Kentucky with exclusive nonstop service to Orlando’s most convenient airport, Orlando International Airport (MCO). Arriving at MCO now means getting to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Orlando’s most popular hotels and resorts takes half the time, allowing more time to explore local attractions and Central Florida.  

Very low one-way fares between Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and MCO start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com. Avelo will also begin serving Tampa via Tampa International Airport (TPA) beginning November 12. 

LEX’s new Avelo routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Flights to and from MCO will be twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays through October 23 and will switch to Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning October 26. Avelo will also begin serving Tampa from LEX on November 12. Specific dates, times and fares can be found at AveloAir.com

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Lexington – it’s officially time to say hello to Avelo! We are excited to begin service in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. Getting to The Sunshine State is now more affordable and easier than ever with Orlando being an ideal fall and winter retreat. Avelo’s refreshingly convenient, reliable and caring service ensures our Central Kentucky Customers will arrive relaxed and ready for some fun in the sun in the Theme Park Capital of the World.”

Blue Grass Airport President and CEO Eric Frankl said, “Today, the arrival of Avelo Airlines at Blue Grass Airport comes with much anticipation. What a fantastic opportunity for central Kentuckians to enjoy affordable fares, large aircraft and exceptional service! As one of the top travel destinations from Lexington, we are confident service to the Orlando area will continue to flourish with the addition of these non-stop flights to Orlando International Airport. “

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Wonder awaits in Orlando with endless excitement and unforgettable adventures. 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.

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 1.2 million Customers on over 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 31 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 31 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 AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

Media Contacts

Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff

Blue Grass Airport
Amy Caudill

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 and must be booked by October 26, 2022. 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.