One year ago, Avelo Airlines ushered in a new era of choice, convenience and low fares as America’s first new airline in nearly 15 years took flight from LA’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Over the past year, Avelo has expanded across the country — completing more than 5,300 flights carrying more than 630,000 Customers.
Avelo Airlines Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “One year ago, we endeavored to bring more choice, convenience and everyday affordability to an industry beleaguered by two decades of competition-crushing consolidation. I’m very proud of the different and better kind of airline we are building, even as unprecedented challenges continued to confront the airline industry. We’ve come a long way and still have a long way to go — but we’re off to a great start.”
Since Avelo’s inaugural flight on April 28, 2021, from BUR to the North Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport (STS), Avelo has operated more than 3,500 flights from its West Coast base at Los Angeles’ most popular airport. Those flights have connected more than 400,000 Customers to the people, places and experiences they value most.
LA’s Ultra-Convenient Travel Gateway
Avelo currently serves 10 popular nonstop destinations from BUR across California and the Western United States — that’s the second largest number of nonstop destinations offered by any airline operating at BUR. Over the past 12 months, Avelo has achieved an on-time arrival rate of 82% for flights operated at BUR.
Hollywood Burbank Airport Executive Director Frank Miller said, “As we recognize the one-year anniversary of Avelo, we celebrate its success and the positive impact it has made on Hollywood Burbank Airport.”
Whether Customers are departing or arriving, BUR offers a refreshingly convenient and hassle-free experience. Named the 2019 “Best U.S. Airport” by Fodor’s Travel, BUR’s advantages include seamless curbside pickup and drop-off, smaller crowds, unrivaled speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery, faster TSA security lines, and short walking distances between the terminal and ground transportation, parking and rental cars (instead of the time-consuming
shuttles and trains necessary at other larger airports). All of this makes BUR LA’s most popular, ultra-convenient and stress-free gateway.
Levy added, “I’m very appreciative of the warm reception the LA community has greeted Avelo with since we took flight here last April. It is clear BUR is the region’s friendliest and most popular airport. We love hearing from our West Coast Customers about how easy and affordable we are making air travel. The speed, simplicity and convenience that distinguishes BUR from other airports is a huge part of the positive travel experience our Customers enjoy.”
From BUR, Avelo serves 10 popular destinations on 189-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-800 aircraft:
- Bend / Redmond, OR — Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM)
- Boise, ID — Boise Airport (BOI) — Beginning May 24, 2022
- Denver / Fort Collins, CO — Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL)
- Eugene, OR — Eugene Airport (EUG)
- Eureka / Arcata, CA — California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport (ACV)
- Medford, OR — Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
- Pasco, WA — Tri-Cities Airport (PSC)
- Redding, CA — Redding Airport (RDD)
- Salt Lake City, UT — Ogden-Hinckley Airport (OGD)
- Sonoma County / Santa Rosa, CA — Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Celebrating A Year of Travel-Inspiring Milestones with Free Flight
The airline is celebrating its first year of flying by giving away one year of free flights in the Avelo First Anniversary Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive two pairs of roundtrip tickets every month for one year. The tickets can be used on any Avelo route. Sweepstakes entry details and rules are available at AveloAir.com/OneYearSweepstakes.
Since taking flight 12 months ago, Avelo has also expanded its fleet from three 737s to eight 737s (three 737-800s and five 737-700s). The additional aircraft enabled Avelo to expand last November to the East Coast with the opening of the airline’s second base at Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). The airline also announced today it will open a third base in June at Orlando International Airport (MCO).
A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience
Amidst the crowds, long lines, lengthy walks and traffic congestion encountered at most major airports, Avelo primarily serves smaller, secondary airports, like BUR, FNL, HVN, OGD, STS and many others. These airports are typically more convenient and offer a refreshingly smooth, quick and simple hometown airport experience.
At Avelo, there are also no change or cancellation fees, as well as no charge for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone. Additionally, Avelo 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 fuel-efficient American-made 737 jetliners Avelo operates offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the much smaller regional aircraft historically operated at many of the airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating.
Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value that 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.