Avelo Airlines Announces Nonstop Service to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport

Avelo Airlines Announces Nonstop Service to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport

  • Introductory one-way fares to D.C. start at $46
  • IAD will serve as Avelo’s 26 nonstop route from HVN, the most in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn.; May 21, 2024 – Avelo Airlines announced today it will introduce nonstop service this summer between Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) – and Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). Avelo is the only airline offering nonstop service between Southern Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

Beginning July 12, 2024, Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares between IAD and HVN start at $46*. Travelers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

The airline made the announcement at Airports Council International’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference, hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and IAD. JumpStart® is one of the largest air service conferences with more than 400 airports and airlines in attendance. This conference hosts educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings.

Avelo Airlines Founder and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We are excited to offer Southern Connecticut residents even more travel options with today’s announcement of nonstop service to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. Whether visiting friends and family or enjoying a leisurely vacation, Avelo continues to offer time and money-saving convenience for Connecticut travelers. This exclusive nonstop service makes exploring the abundance of experiences our nation’s capital has to offer a fast and seamless journey.”

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, “The addition of more destinations from Tweed helps expand access to the New Haven region, which means more opportunities to increase our economic viability and enhance business growth. Avelo’s continued growth in Connecticut is helping to strengthen connectivity for companies that are already here and will stimulate further regional development.”

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said, “I am so excited that Avelo will now offer my constituents flights to travel from New Haven to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. Avelo is doing amazing work to connect Southern Connecticut’s travelers to our nation’s Capital, and I am thrilled that residents now have expanded options to visit and experience everything Washington, D.C. has to offer. Whether it be traveling to D.C. for business or recreation, including visiting the national monuments or even stopping by my office in the Capitol, travelers deserve options. Avelo is a great one to have.”

Avports CEO Jorge Roberts said, “Easy access to our nation’s capital is an incredible step that will benefit local flyers and our regional economy – congratulations to Avelo and HVN. From the beginning, a direct flight between New Haven and the Washington, DC area has been a primary milestone to stimulate regional economic growth. As one of the most requested routes, it’s key for businesses and industries in New Haven, and an important link for the second most underserved market in the country. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and to the continued growth of Tweed-New Haven Airport.”

New Haven Airport Authority Board Chairman Matt Hoey said, “We applaud Avelo’s continued growth at HVN. The addition of a direct Dulles route marks another significant milestone in our efforts to provide greater accessibility and options for local Southern Connecticut travelers. Today’s news reflects HVN and Avelo’s shared dedication to enhancing the travel experience and supporting the economic development of Connecticut’s Southern region.”

Washington, D.C. – Dulles: Discover the Nation’s Capital Up Close

Steeped in rich heritage and pulsating with energy, the nation’s capital beckons visitors with its iconic landmarks and world-class attractions. Marvel at the grandeur of the National Mall, where the Washington Monument stands tall, and the Lincoln Memorial inspires awe. Dive into the corridors of power with a tour of the majestic Capitol Building or explore the treasures of the Smithsonian Institution, housing an unparalleled collection of art, history, and culture. From the solemnity of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the bustling streets of Georgetown, every corner of D.C. tells a story waiting to be discovered. Indulge in diverse cuisines, shop along historic avenues, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of this dynamic city.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Vice President for Airline Business Development Paul Bobson said, “We are pleased to welcome Avelo Airlines, our 43rd airline partner to Washington Dulles. This new direct connection from New Haven will offer seamless access to the heart of the National Capital Region, making it easier than ever to explore Washington’s iconic landmarks, attend business meetings and enjoy cultural attractions. Avelo’s affordable and convenient service, combined with the fast and frequent Silver Line train at Dulles is an ideal fit for value minded travelers flying to and from Washington D.C.”

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 26 miles from D.C. in suburban Virginia. Dulles Airport has a dedicated access road making it the area’s most convenient and hassle-free airport.

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 more than 4.6 million Customers on over 36,000 flights. Today, Avelo serves 53 destinations in 24 states and Puerto Rico.

Avelo has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice, and competition by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. Every route has at least one small, easy to use airport. This makes every Avelo journey a smooth, easy, and more enjoyable experience than contending with the crowds, congestion and long walks at larger airports.

Avelo is distinguished by industry-leading reliability. In 2023, the airline achieved the lowest flight cancellation rate (0.2%) in the U.S. airline industry and ranked #2 in on-time performance with 82.8% of all Avelo flights arriving at their destinations within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time – the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) standard metric for reporting on-time performance in the U.S. airline industry known as A14. In April 2024 Avelo ranked #1 in on-time performance and achieved the lowest flight cancellation rate among all U.S. carriers. These results are reported by Anuvu’s third-party data platform. Anuvu is utilized by The Wall Street Journal for the publication’s annual best and worst airline ranking.

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 be automatically seated with an accompanying adult at no additional cost.

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.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The Houston-based 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 53 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 the Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport (STS). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

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*Low one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $46 for travel between HVN and IAD for travel by August 31, 2024. Fares must be booked by May 28, 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.