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Avelo Airlines Announces Two New Florida Destinations from Wilmington, NC: Tampa and West Palm Beach

Avelo Airlines Announces Two New Florida Destinations from Wilmington, NC: Tampa and West Palm Beach

Avelo is also adding more flights to Orlando

  • Introductory one-way fares start at $29

WILMINGTON, NC; March 30, 2023 — Avelo Airlines today announced it is expanding service from Wilmington, NC, to two new nonstop Florida destinations — West Palm Beach and Tampa. Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between Wilmington International Airport (ILM) and these two cities, bringing more affordable, convenient and reliable air service to Wilmington and the Carolina beaches. Avelo is also adding more flights to Orlando, just in time for summer travel.

Avelo will begin exclusive service to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) on June 22 and to Tampa International Airport (TPA) on June 23. Both routes will be operated by Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares start at $29*. Customers can make reservations at

Service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will also be increasing for summer travel beginning June 22. Avelo will be flying to Orlando four times-weekly on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, doubling the original frequency.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Wilmington – we’re growing again! We’re seeing great support from the community and our flights are consistently filling up. With these two new routes to Palm Beach and Tampa, and added flights to Orlando, Coastal NC residents can continue saying hello to affordable, convenient and reliable air travel with Avelo.”

ILM Airport Director Jeff Bourk said, “We are thrilled Avelo keeps growing in our market, providing more affordable flights for our community. Avelo now flies nonstop to six destinations up and down the east coast. It’s amazing to think that just a year ago we had no service to Florida and now, with these new flights to Tampa and West Palm Beach – along with Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, we have four convenient flights to Florida. Thank you to the team at Avelo for continuing to invest in ILM and the southeastern North Carolina community.”

With the addition of these two new destinations, Avelo will now serve six nonstop destinations from ILM. Palm Beach and Tampa join Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, Maryland (BWI) and two Florida destinations: Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.”

Explore the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach service will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays beginning June 22.

Palm Beach is home to legendary beaches, shopping and entertainment. Palm Beach’s iconic restaurants, glitzy nightlife and unapologetically luxurious resorts attract sunseekers from across the globe. Lined with stately palm trees, this South Florida paradise is a vacationer’s nirvana. With over 60 miles of world-famous beaches and turquoise water, there is a spot on this majestic Atlantic coastline for every mood and interest.

Tampa: The Heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tampa service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays beginning June 23.

When it comes to Tampa Bay, picturesque scenery and over 300 days of sunshine per year create an ideal setting for those ready to explore and discover new treasures. With some of the world’s top-rated beaches, Tampa is a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture – all in one of Florida’s most diverse travel destinations.

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 two million Customers on more than 15,000 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 pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo serves 41 destinations spanning 24 states. 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 industry-leading on time, completion factor and 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 Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 41 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 or the Avelo Newsroom at

Media Contacts:

Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $29 between ILM and PBI and ILM and TPA for travel completed by September 6, 2023. Fares must be booked by April 10, 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.