Avelo Airlines New Orlando Base Takes Flight

Avelo Airlines Takes Off in Newport News With Two Nonstop Routes to Florida


Avelo Airlines Takes Off in Newport News With Two Nonstop Routes to Florida

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

NEWPORT NEWS, HAMPTON and WILLIAMSBURG, Va.; Oct. 19, 2022 — Avelo Airlines today begins service from Newport News-Williamsburg, Virginia 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.  

Introductory fares between Newport News-Williamsburg Airport (PHF) and MCO and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) start at $49*. Avelo will also begin serving FLL from PHF tomorrow, October 20. The new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Flights to and from MCO and FLL will be twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Specific dates and times can be found at AveloAir.com 

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Virginia Peninsula – it’s time to say hello to Avelo! We are excited to begin service at PHF with the Virginia Peninsula’s only nonstop service to Florida. That means getting to The Sunshine State is now affordable and easier than ever. Avelo’s refreshingly convenient, reliable and caring service is a perfect fit with Newport News-Williamsburg Airport’s easy going hometown airport experience.”

Peninsula Airport Commission Chair Lindsey Carney Smith said, “Hello, Avelo! Peninsula residents and all of our surrounding neighbors now have access to low fares on non-stop flights to two of the most popular destinations in the country, South Florida and Orlando! From sunny beaches to the most popular theme parks in the world, we’ve got you covered, and at the lowest prices around. In addition, we’re happy that friends, family, and visitors from Florida will now have better, low-cost access to the Peninsula without the I-64 and tunnel challenges. Easy Going just got easier!”

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price said, “I’m thrilled to say ‘Hello, Avelo’ and officially welcome this new air service to Newport News. The convenience Newport News Williamsburg Airport offers and Avelo’s affordable flights make it easy for Hampton Roads residents to take off. We are also excited to welcome tourists to Newport News and look forward to helping them enjoy new experiences in our great city.”

Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck said, “Avelo Airlines puts a trip to Florida within anyone’s reach, and Newport News-Williamsburg Airport offers a stress-free flying atmosphere with accessible parking and minimal wait time. It’s a win-win for our residents.”

Two Nonstop Fun-in-the-Sun Destinations:


Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World (MCO) – Starting at $49*

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.

Fort Lauderdale: A South Florida Haven (FLL)– Starting at $49* 

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 dining 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 1.2 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.

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.

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*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.