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February 11, 2022

Avelo Air celebrates 100 days, 600 flights at Tweed, promises new routes

PHOTO | Liese Klein Avelo Airlines Communications Director Jim Olson at the celebration of Avelo's first 100 Days at Tweed New Haven Airport on Feb. 11, 2022.

In 100 days, Avelo Airlines has flown 70,000 people on nearly 600 flights to and from Tweed New Haven Airport — in addition to hiring 109 people to work in the air and on the ground, the company announced Friday. 

All that new activity translates into more than $20 million worth of economic impact, according to Avelo and Avports, the Tweed’s operator.

Avelo will announce several new destinations outside of Florida “within days,” the airline’s Communications Director Jim Olson said Friday.

Tweed Executive Director Sean Scanlon said, “Simply put, the last 100 days have been incredible. Working alongside our partners at Avelo Airlines and Avports, we’ve transformed HVN into the more vibrant airport Connecticut needs and we’ve always known it could be.” 

“We’re just getting started,” Scanlon added.

Airline and airport officials gathered Friday to celebrate the milestone with a media event highlighting growth at Tweed (HVN), Avelo’s East Coast hub.

“You’ve established proof of concept,” New Haven Economic Development chief Mike Piscitelli said, speaking of the idea of a busy airport as an economic driver. 

Avelo CEO Andrew Levy said, “I’m very pleased with the initial response to Avelo’s arrival at HVN… We look forward to continuing to invest in our team, this community and the state as we add more destinations, more airplanes and more crew members in the months ahead.”

Avelo also touted its stats for on-time arrivals and cancellations, with more than 80% of flights arriving on time if you exclude “weather-related delays outside the airline’s control.” With the same weather caveat, the cancellation rate was less than 1% for Avelo’s HVN flights between November and January.

Avports CEO Jorge Roberts said, “We congratulate Avelo on reaching this milestone. As the operator of HVN for more than 20 years, we’re extremely excited about what Avelo is doing at the airport, and what the future will bring for HVN.”

Ahead of planned expansion at Tweed and its West Coast base, Avelo announced last month it had raised $42 million in Series B funding, boosting its invested capital base to over $160 million.

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