Avelo Airlines, an American carrier headquartered in Texas, have announced a nonstop service between Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). Making San Juan, Avelo’s first destination outside of the United States.
“A lot of people have been eagerly awaiting this news. With a large and increasing number of Puerto Ricans calling Connecticut home, this service will make reconnecting with friends and family easier and more affordable than ever. And with winter right around the corner, this Caribbean island treasure is the latest example of how Avelo is inspiring travel in new and exciting ways for Southern Connecticut. At the same time, we expect the affordability and convenience of this new route will inspire a meaningful number of travellers to visit Connecticut from Puerto Rico. This is a win-win opportunity for Connecticut and Puerto Rico. I want to thank Governor Lamont, Senator Blumenthal and so many others from across Connecticut for the leadership and vision they have demonstrated that made today possible.”
Andrew Levy, Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO.
The flights to San Juan will commence from 15th November 2023 and will be operating the route twice a week, Wednesdays & Saturdays. Utilizing the Boeing Next-Generation 737 (737NG) aircraft, Avelo will be the first to offer a nonstop service between the two countries.
“I am excited by the continued growth of Avelo Airlines at Tweed Airport, particularly with this new route to San Juan. With a location that is easily accessible for many people in southern Connecticut, Tweed offers quick and convenient travel. The addition of routes like this strengthens the region as a whole, improving our economic competitiveness and quality of life.”
Ned Lamont, Governor of Connecticut.
The news was announced by Avelo at Tweed Airport 1st August 2023 with a Puerto Rico-themed ceremony that included food & entertainment with Puerto Rican flags and coloured balloons. The event was hosted by the leaders of Avelo and accompanied by local and state political, community and business officials.
Avelo, America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline
With the announcement of this new destination, Avelo’s route map now consists of 47 locations. Since in 2021, the airline have flown nearly three million customers on over 20,000 flights, since their commencement in 2021. Founded with the goal to help its customers save money & time, Avelo’s current fleet consists of seven Boeing 737-700 and eight Boeing 737-800 and boasts a more spacious and comfortable experience than other small regional aircraft. All flights are also operating as non-stop, resulting in faster and simpler travel, minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags.
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