Avelo Airlines Opens 5th Base in Raleigh-Durham

posted on 16th February 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Avelo Airlines Opens 5th Base in Raleigh-Durham

Avelo Airlines opened its fifth base at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

The new base enables Avelo to significantly expand the affordable, convenient and reliable air service the airline introduced to North Carolina’s Research Triangle region last May.

Especially noteworthy is Avelo’s transition to Terminal 1. RDU’s original terminal represents a substantially more convenient and relaxing airport experience than its substantially larger Terminal 2.

Terminal 1 offers Avelo Customers a swift curb-to-gate experience – in contrast to the significantly longer walks and TSA lines found at RDU’s Terminal 2.

When travelers return from their trip, getting from their plane to baggage claim, and on their way home will be equally fast and seamless.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Since taking flight at RDU last May, we have been very encouraged by the positive response Avelo has received from RaleighDurham and the surrounding areas.

“The opening of our fifth base at RDU marks an important milestone for Avelo and access for The Triangle Region to six new nonstop Florida routes.

“In addition to bringing more affordable and reliable air service to RDU, the relocation of our gates to Terminal 1 will make traveling with Avelo a substantially more convenient and relaxing experience whether you are departing or arriving RDU.

“Lastly, Avelo’s new base represents a meaningful investment in this growing and vibrant community as we add dozens of local residents to our Crew.

“The inauguration of our new base and service here is just the beginning.”

With the debut of Avelo’s new base, Avelo now serves seven nonstop destinations from RDU, including six new popular Florida routes.

Avelo began serving Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport, Tweed-New Haven Airport, from RDU last year.

Earlier this month, Avelo initiated service to Orlando and Tampa. Beginning tomorrow, Avelo will inaugurate service to Fort LauderdaleFort MyersSarasotaBradenton and West Palm Beach.

Avelo will be the only airline serving Fort MyersSarasotaBradenton and West Palm Beach nonstop from RDU.

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth said, “Avelo’s commitment to RDU and The Research Triangle extends beyond adding destinations to creating jobs in our community.

“We appreciate their investment in our region look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

City of Durham Mayor Elaine O’Neal said, “It is my pleasure to welcome Avelo Airlines to the Raleigh-Durham market.

“Our area has strong travel demand for both business and leisure travel due to a strong economy and many destinations of interest located in The Triangle.

“It is also my hope that our residents will be able to take advantage of the employment opportunities that will come alongside this new partnership.”

Mayor of the Town of Morrisville TJ Cawley said, “We are very excited to have a world class carrier like Avelo available to our diverse residents and businesses.

“Our towns motto is “Live Connected Live Well” and Avelo will help all of us do both and connect to more of the world. Welcome.”

Six New Nonstop Florida Destinations:

Orlando (MCO)
Effective February 2, 2023 – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Tampa (TPA)
Effective February 3, 2023 – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Effective February 16, 2023 – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Fort Myers (RSW)
Effective February 16, 2023 – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

SarasotaBradenton (SRQ)
Effective February 17, 2023 – Monday, Friday and Saturday

West Palm Beach (PBI)
Effective February 17, 2023 – Monday, Friday and Saturday