Avelo becomes RDU’s 13th airline

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RDU — Avelo became RDU’s 13th airline when it launched a new route to Tweed-New Haven Airport last week. The nonstop flight to southern Connecticut provides an affordable option for visiting New England and the metro New York area. 

“We are excited to welcome Avelo as they add a new city to our growing list of nonstop destinations,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “Avelo will provide the Research Triangle region more options to visit the New York metro area, our most popular destination.”

Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “RDU — it’s time to say hello to Avelo. We are excited to start our nonstop service from RDU to Connecticut. With our low fares and HVN’s unmatched convenience, Avelo makes getting to the Connecticut region easier and more affordable than ever. We know not only is this a great gateway to the New York area but offers easy travel between two great educational regions of the country.”

Avelo will fly the new route five days a week on a 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft and expand to six days a week in mid-June.  Avelo is the second new airline to launch service from RDU this month.