Avelo Airlines is celebrating the first anniversary of its launch from Tweed-New Haven Airport. The airline has flown more than half a million customers since its first flight on November 3, 2021.
One year in Connecticut
On November 3, 2021, Avelo Airlines’ first flight from the Tweed-New Haven Airport took off and headed to Orlando. Today, exactly one year later, the airline is celebrating its first anniversary and a few monumental marks. In the past year, Avelo has flown more than 5,000 flights and 600,000 customers from New Haven. Of the 5,000 flights in the past year, only 70 have been canceled, less than 1% of Avelo’s offering in Connecticut.
“Last November, we endeavored to make air travel faster, easier and more affordable for Connecticut travelers. Over the past year, we’ve done just that. In 12 short months we’ve transformed Tweed from a sleepy single- destination airport into a vibrant gateway to 14 destinations spanning seven states. And we’ve done it with industry-leading reliability and our caring Soul of Service. We are grateful for the enthusiastic reception Connecticut has greeted us with and look forward to soaring even higher in the year ahead.” – Andrew Levy, CEO, Avelo Airlines
Avelo has invested more than $100 million in capital, employment, and community investments in Connecticut. The airline employs 180 people at HVN, has created more than 300 direct and indirect airport-related jobs, improved airport facilities, and supported more than 100 local and state community organizations and events. Customers can now fly nonstop from HVN to 14 destinations, with more options than any other airline serving the state.
Photo: Avelo Airlines
The airline is hosting a special ceremony at Tweed Airport at 10:00 local time on the ramp outside gate 2. Avelo Airlines founder, chairman, and CEO, Andrew Levy will be present, as well as the airport’s executive director, mayors of New Haven and East Haven, and other officials. In honor of Veterans Day next week, the ceremony will end with a special tribute to Army Reserve Master Sergeant Michael David Clark. Clark passed away in July while on active duty and had a distinguished 22-year military career.
“Master Sergeant Clark was a true patriot, a loving son, husband and father and friend to so many who miss his great sense of humor and devotion to others. MSG Clark returned home from multiple combat deployments and his death while training in the U.S. underscores that our men and women in uniform, whether active-duty guard or reserve, put their lives on the line in service to our Nation even when seemingly on routine training.” – Thomas Saadi, Connecticut Commissioner of Veterans Affairs
New nonstop flights from Orlando
In addition to celebrating one year of flights from HVN, Avelo has announced two new nonstop flights from Orlando, beginning in January. From January 13, Avelo will operate two weekly flights to Dayton, Ohio, on Mondays and Fridays. Two days later, the airline will also launch flights to Dubuque, Iowa, twice weekly. Bookings for the new routes are available on Avelo’s website.
- IATA/ICAO Code:
- Airline Type:
- Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier
- Hollywood Burbank Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport
- Year Founded:
- Andrew Levy
- United States