Avelo Airlines, an ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) which in 2021 launched service from six Florida cities to New Haven, launched an Orlando base earlier this year. Now Avelo is launching new services from Orlando to Lexington, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Newport News. Tampa will get new flights to Lexington and Fort Lauderdale gets new flights to both Newport News and Wilmington, NC.
All of the new services begin this fall.
With the potential jetBlue/Spirit merger likely removing the biggest ULCC player from Florida’s skies, Avelo looks well positioned to duke it out with Breeze for customers that Spirit’s departure might displace. Keep an eye on this sector of the airline industry, as it will possibly quickly evolve once Spirit is merged into a higher-cost carrier in jetBlue.