Hello, Avelo! Avelo Airlines Announces Exclusive Nonstop Service from Melbourne International Airport to Southern Connecticut and Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina

Hello, Avelo! Avelo Airlines Announces Exclusive Nonstop Service from Melbourne International Airport to Southern Connecticut and Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina

  • Introductory one-way fares start at $29

MELBOURNE, Fla.; April 6, 2023 — Avelo Airlines today announced exclusive nonstop service from Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) to New Haven, Connecticut and Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina. Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between Florida’s Space Coast and these two cities, bringing more affordable, convenient and reliable air service to the region.

Avelo will begin twice-weekly nonstop service to Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport, Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting June 21 and service to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on Mondays and Fridays starting June 23. Both routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

Introductory one-way fares to HVN start at $49* and one-way fares to RDU start at $29*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Melbourne – it’s time to say hello to Avelo! We look forward to introducing Florida’s Space Coast to Avelo’s low fares, industry-leading reliability and caring service. With hometown airport access to Southern Connecticut and North Carolina’s Research Triangle, travel from MLB is now easier than ever. With the exclusive nonstop routes, it is also now easy for Southern Connecticut and Research Triangle-area residents to experience all that Melbourne has to offer.”

MLB Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. said, “We are so excited to welcome Avelo to MLB. Avelo is an outstanding new brand that delivers value and dependability for our travelers. We believe these routes will be incredibly popular, both within our Space Coast community and with visitors to Florida. Our airport is enthusiastic to offer this new, nonstop service connecting Connecticut, North Carolina, and central Florida. What a great opportunity to land a great service with amazing ticket prices combined with unparalleled convenience.”

Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter Cranis said, “We are extremely excited about Avelo coming to the Space Coast. This opens up two great markets for us and is hopefully just the beginning of a great long-term partnership with them.”

New Haven, CT (HVN) – The New Haven Way to Connecticut

Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at other airports frequented by travelers to and from the region, HVN offers a refreshingly smooth and simple alternative hometown airport experience. HVN’s adjacency to multiple major highways and commuter railways make visiting the New England and New York regions easier than ever.

Best known as the home of Yale University, New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut and is part of the New York metropolitan area. The coastal city has experienced—and continues to enjoy—a renaissance. Within an easy stroll from the New Haven Green are more than 100 distinctive restaurants, offering something for every palate, and the city abounds with theaters, museums, and shopping destinations to satisfy all interests and tastes.

Raleigh / Durham, NC (RDU) – Nonstop Access to The Research Triangle

The Triangle Region offers the widest range of activities and attractions in North Carolina. This region boasts award-winning inns, hotels and spas, culinary delights for every taste, and cultural experiences including university gardens and art and history museums. A trip to this blossoming Southern metropolis leaves visitors enriched and energized the instant they’re welcomed by its smart, savvy locals.

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 more than two million Customers on over 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 43 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 Melbourne Orlando International Airport

Located on Florida’s Space Coast, the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) offers the ultimate travel experience with air service from Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Allegiant, Sun Country, and TUI. Crowned #1 Most Scenic Airport in America by PrivateFly.com, MLB proudly serves as the Coastal Gateway to Central Florida. Travelers are invited to experience the coastal comfort and hometown feel of this world-class airport, providing reliable departures and welcoming arrivals for regional, national, and international flights. MLB – Make Life Better. For additional information, including booking details, visit MLBair.com or follow @FlyMLB on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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 43 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 AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

Media Contacts:

Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff

Melbourne International Airport
Keely Leggett

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 between MLB and HVN and $29 between MLB and RDU for travel completed by September 6, 2023. Fares must be booked by April 15, 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.