BURBANK, Calif., and MEDFORD, Ore., May 9, 2021 — America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — commences service today between Los Angeles and Southern Oregon. 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 Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) — offering a more convenient, stress-free travel experience. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving MFR at 6:10 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 6:50 p.m., arriving BUR at 8:50 p.m. local time. On Sunday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 11:10 a.m. arriving MFR at 1:00 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 1:40 p.m., arriving BUR at 3:40 p.m.
“We are excited to bring our lower fares and caring convenient service to Medford and make it easier than ever to travel between Southern California and the heart of Southern Oregon,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “We will bring more choice and affordability to Customers who want to explore the Rogue Valley wine region, Crater Lake and the Table Rocks. 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.
Medford is in the heart of Southern Oregon, where the “to do” list is never ending. Forbes named the region a global wine destination, where visitors can also treat their taste buds to the internationally prized cheeses of Rogue Creamery. Southern Oregon’s outdoor activities include world-class fishing, golfing, biking, hiking and rafting. It is also home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
“We are overwhelmed with excitement that Medford is one of Avelo’s first choices for its new service,” said Jerry Brienza, airport director at MFR. “Southern Oregon has become a favorite for adventurous vacationers as well as those who just want to enjoy its serenity; and Burbank provides direct access to California’s hottest attractions. Avelo Airlines has great leadership and will no doubt be a strong competitor for years to come.”
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 MFR 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.
The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) has a long and proud history of serving Southern Oregon and Northern California. Since 1929 MFR has operated as the gateway to everything this beautiful region has to offer. MFR serves 12 nonstop destinations on six airlines, including Hollywood Burbank Airport with Avelo Airlines.
Jerry Brienza, Airport Director
Debbie Smith, PIO
Crafted Communications on behalf of Avelo Airlines