BURBANK, Calif., and EUGENE, Ore., May 12, 2021 — America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — commences service today between Los Angeles and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. With everyday low fares and attractive introductory one-way fares starting at $19, Avelo is ushering in a new era of choice, affordability and convenience between these two scenic destinations.
Avelo will fly nonstop between Eugene Airport (EUG) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) — offering a more convenient, stress-free travel experience. Flight XP117 departs BUR at 7:10 a.m., arriving EUG at 9:15 a.m. local time; flight XP118 departs EUG at 9:55 a.m., arriving BUR at 12:10 p.m. local time. The flight will be available four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
“The Willamette Valley is home to two-thirds of Oregon’s vineyards and is one of the world’s premier pinot noir-producing areas, so it’s no wonder tourism is booming here,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Eugene is home to the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers are in nearby Corvallis, making Avelo an affordable option for students, faculty and alumni of both schools. The previously unserved route is also a great option for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the rugged Oregon coast and its lighthouses, sand dunes, sea lions and incredible sunsets. And for those considering Southern California for their next getaway, BUR is the ultra-convenient gateway to Greater LA.”
Stretching from the central Oregon Coast to the towering Cascade Mountains, anchored by Eugene and Springfield in the South Willamette Valley, the region is a place of majestic contrasts. A spirited athletic culture is thriving alongside the laid-back pace of river recreation, with artists, innovators and nature-seekers enjoying iconic and hidden places to sip a beer, explore history, bike the riverfront or hike to epic views. The Willamette Valley is home to many small towns, each rooted in its own distinct sense of place.
The route will be served by 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft – one of the most fuel-efficient commercial aircraft in the world – providing Customers with a large, comfortable cabin with more room, more seats and more seating options than the regional aircraft typically serving the airports in Avelo’s network.
“The addition of service to Hollywood Burbank Airport provides more nonstop travel options for the people in our region,” said Acting Eugene Airport Director Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E. “We are proud to be among the first destinations chosen by Avelo Airlines and we look forward to a thriving partnership.”
BUR, named the 2019 “Best U.S. Airport” by Fodor’s Travel, offers seamless curbside pickup and drop-off, smaller crowds, shorter walking distances from curb to gate, unrivaled speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery and shorter TSA security lines. No airport is closer to downtown LA, Hollywood, Pasadena and other attractions throughout Southern California, making BUR the fast-track to Greater LA.
Flights between BUR and EUG can be booked now on www.aveloair.com.
About Avelo Airlines
Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. Operating a fleet of next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft, Avelo offers Customers a refreshingly smooth experience, time- and money-saving convenience, and surprisingly low everyday fares. Avelo provides nonstop service between 11 destinations across the Western U.S. and its initial base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Later this year, Avelo will begin service to and from its first East Coast base at Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN). For more information visit www.aveloair.com.
About Eugene Airport
The Eugene Airport is the second largest airport in the state of Oregon with 2019 passenger levels of approximately three quarters of a million people. Located along the I-5 corridor at about the mid-point of the state, the Eugene Airport serves an area encompassing 91 zip codes with a population of approximately a quarter of a million people. Ideally located within easy reach of the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade mountains, the Eugene Airport is a gateway to the natural wonders and world class wineries located in the region.
Andrew Martz, EUG Assistant Airport Director
Crafted Communications on behalf of Avelo Airlines