Avelo, New U.S. Carrier Started by Former United Exec, to Begin Flights on April 28

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 April 2021
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Avelo Airlines, a new U.S. carrier, announced it will commence operations at the end of April.

The mew ultra low-cost carrier was first announced by Andrew Levy, the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Airlines, in April 2019.

Levy, who also served as president of Allegiant Air for almost 14 years, told the NPR radio program Here & Now at that time that “[T]here’s a lot of room for more airplane seats in the United States.”

The airline will distinguish itself by operating from lower-cost, second-tier airports and providing better service than its competition, currently Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit, according to the prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the company.

Avelo is based out of Hollywood Burbank Airport in California, and will offer 11 currently unnerved routes, with flights set to begin on April 28.

From Burbank, the carrier will offer service to Arcata/Eureka; Redding; and Santa Rosa, California; as well as flights to Bend/Redmond; Eugene; and Medford, Oregon. Avelo will also fly to Bozeman, Montana, and Grand Junction, Colorado, in addition to Pasco, Washington; Phoenix/Mesa, Arizona; and Ogden, Utah.

The carrier will initially operate a fleet of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each equipped with 189 seats. Sixty of the seats will be in a premium-economy lite section and have 31” to 38” of seat pitch, while the other 129 seats will have 29” of seat pitch.

Passengers flying Avelo will receive a hand sanitizer, a bottle of water, and a small snack on each flight.

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