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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport welcomes Avelo Airlines, offering nonstop service to Southern Connecticut

Avelo Airlines announces exclusive nonstop service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach to Southern Connecticut
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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport welcomes Avelo Airlines to its roster, introducing an ultra-low-cost travel option for passengers.

  • The airline, based in Houston, Texas, announced on Tuesday that it will start service on May 17.

This new addition will connect the Destin-Fort Walton Beach destination to New Haven, Connecticut (HVN). Avelo is the first and only airline offering nonstop service between Florida’s Emerald Coast and Southern Connecticut.

The service, which does not have a specified end date, aims to operate year-round, according to Airports Director Tracy Stage.

Flights will be available twice a week (Tuesday and Thursdays) from HVN on a Boeing Next-Gen 737-800, which seats 189 passengers. 

  • The airline will operate from Gate A-2 in the main terminal.

“Hello, Avelo! Welcome to the beautiful Emerald Coast,” said. Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners, Liaison Commissioner to the Airports, Carolyn Ketchel. “We look forward to non-stop service to the New England region at very economical fares and connecting our coastal community of dolphins to the coastland of whales. Ahoy Nantucket!”

Avelo Airlines extends special privileges to active-duty military personnel, including free transport for one carry-on and two checked bags. 

In terms of performance, Avelo ranks highly with an on-time performance (OTP) of 80% for the first half of 2023, according to the data pulled from OAG. 

The introduction of Avelo Airlines at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport marks a significant expansion in the airport’s offerings, promising competitive prices and dedicated service to a broad range of passengers, including those serving in the military. 

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