With ease in coronavirus-induced lockdown, start-up airline thinks it is the right time to begin flying. The budget carrier has announced 11 new routes and it will commence flight services from April 28. The airline is in limelight because of the introductory rates it is offering. Avelo has announced that it will launch its service with one-way fares beginning at USD 19. The airline said that it will fly passengers in a 189-seat Boeing 737-800 plane. It said that initially, the focus will be on smaller airports in California. Other destinations that Avelo will be covering include Colorado, Oregon, and Montana.
The airline said that the ticket price is part of the introductory offer that is temporary. Avelo is the first new major airline in the United States in the past 15 years. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Levy said the routes have been decided considering the fact that there is little if any, direct competition. “We have a lot of hopes and we are in a great place to launch flight services. Considering that we will be running during the summer peak season, we are expecting good footfall,” Levy said in Burbank, California. Levy understands that if properly executed, the small airport strategy can be highly profitable.
Avelo was planned to launch last year but it was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. As per the information shared by International Air Travel Association, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the industry around USD 380 billion. Levy and his team then spent all the time to make sure that the airline would be ready to offer services when the travel industry showed signs of recovery. The airline has adopted the strategy of offering services to those airports that have little airline services. Local tourism and business leaders are excited about the new airline and are of the view that the routes picked by it will make the life of lots of travelers easy.