Grand Junction, CO

Avelo Airlines Launches Service Between Los Angeles and Grand Junction

BURBANK, Calif., and GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., May 9, 2021 — America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — commences service today between Los Angeles and Western Colorado. 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 serve Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) — offering a more convenient, stress-free travel experience. Flight XP115 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving GJT at 7:15 p.m. local time; flight XP116 departs GJT at 7:55 p.m., arriving BUR at 9:00 p.m. local time*. The flight will be available four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“Grand Junction is the center of scenic Western Colorado, and we are thrilled to bring our lower fares and caring convenient service to the area,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “Grand Junction is the jumping-off point for the exhilarating outdoor adventures this region has to offer, and the new route will help stimulate demand and inspire Customers to explore Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, downtown Grand Junction and beyond, including nearby Moab, Utah. And for those considering Southern California for their next getaway, BUR is the ultra-convenient gateway to Greater LA.”

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.

“We are elated to welcome Avelo to Grand Junction Regional Airport,” said Executive Director of Grand Junction Regional Airport, Angela Padalecki. “Grand Junction is a destination surrounded by destinations, much like Burbank. This service addition will make the connection between our regions even stronger, and Avelo’s low fares and frequent flights will make it easier for our communities to take those vacations people have been dreaming about.”

“With more and more southern California students choosing Colorado Mesa University each year, this new low-cost, direct flight will dramatically enhance connectivity not just for our students but for their families as well,” said Derek Wagner, CMU Vice President of Intergovernmental and Community Affairs. “People want to work, study and play in Grand Junction and this new flight is fantastic news for our entire region.”

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 GJT can be booked now on

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

About Grand Junction Regional Airport

GJT is conveniently located in beautiful Grand Junction, CO, with unparalleled access to Colorado outdoor recreation opportunities, wine country, and within a three-hour drive of six of the most popular U.S. National Parks. GJT is the most reliable airport in North America, with the highest on-time departure rate and ranking within the top 10% of airports in the world. GJT is the obvious choice for travelers eager to explore Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

Media Contacts

Angela Padalecki,
GJT Executive Director

Crafted Communications on behalf of Avelo Airlines

*Flight schedule varies for May 14, May 16 and May 17, 2021. Flight XP115 departs BUR at 12:40 p.m., arriving GJT at 3:35 p.m. local time; flight XP116 departs GJT at 4:15 p.m., arriving BUR at 5:20 p.m. local time.