Avelo Airlines Announces New Base in Fort Myers


Avélo Airlines continues to accelerate its growth in the United States with the opening of a fourth base in Fort Myers (RSW) this fall. This is the carrier’s second base in Florida.

The low-cost carrier currently has bases at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) in Los Angeles, Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in southern Connecticut, and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

“Opening Avelo’s fourth base in Fort Myers this fall will allow us to serve more destinations, add more flights, operate more aircraft, fly more customers and employ more of crew members,” said Andrew Levy, president and CEO of Avelo Airlines.

“Building on the success of our first route between southern Connecticut and Fort Myers, we announced four additional destinations that will fly from RSW this fall, creating a significant source of new visitors to Southwest Florida. This is just the beginning,” added Levy.

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Avelo will offer nonstop service from cities not served by Fort Myers (RSW), with these new routes the airline will offer connectivity to Southwest Florida. The low-cost airline plans to create 35 RSW-based jobs including: airport customer service, aircraft technical operations and maintenance, pilots, flight attendants and supervisors.

“Following the recent announcement of nonstop flights to four new markets from Southwest Florida International Airport, we are delighted to see that Avelo Airlines will also invest in creating additional jobs at RSW to support its operations in Fort Myers. We look forward to working with Avelo and participating in their growth in Southwest Florida,” said Ben Siegel, CPA, CM, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority.

Rapid expansion of RSW

By this fall, Avelo will base a 189-seat next-generation Boeing 737-800 in Fort Myers (RSW) and according to data obtained by Aviacionline via Cirium, the company will have a weekly supply of 7,476 seats in 44 operations. aerial. It will be the tenth largest airline operator at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

Avelo currently offers daily flights between New Haven (HVN) and Fort Myers (RSW) and starting Nov. 10 will serve four new nonstop services including: Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU), Binghamton, New York (BGM ) and two cities. in Chicago: Kalamazoo (AZO) and Lansing (LAN).

Southwest Florida International Airport exceeds 2019 levels.

Fort Myers (RWS) continues to grow steadily with the arrival of new operators and the steady increase in seat capacity and frequencies of the airlines currently operating at this airport.

Data obtained by Aviacionline via Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) Statistics indicates that between January and July 2022 at RSW, 7,100,853 passengers and 10,029.6 tons of cargo were handled in 60,477 flight operations, which represents an increase of 6.8%, 12.2% and 11.8% respectively compared to the same period in 2019. Fort Myers (RSW) is currently the fourth largest airport in Florida.

See also: Avelo Airlines announces three new routes to Fort Myers

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