Another new low-cost air carrier is coming to Tampa International Airport.
Avelo Airlines, which is based in Houston and largely serves the West Coast, will begin service to and from Tampa International Airport in November, the carrier announced Thursday.
Avelo will launch with just one destination, a thrice-weekly flight to New Haven, Conn. According to the airport, it’ll be the only carrier with a direct nonstop flight from Tampa to southern Connecticut, with initial fares starting at $59 at AveloAir.com.
“The launch of TPA’s first nonstop service to New Haven is fantastic news for travelers and the Tampa Bay market,” Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said in a statement. “We’re delighted to be an expansion market for Avelo and look forward to more opportunities to introduce their customers to this incredible destination.”
The home of Yale University (and New Haven-style pizza), New Haven is located about a two-and-a-half-hour drive to both New York City and Boston. Avelo is launching flights from New Haven to four cities in Florida: Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers.
“With nonstop flights to one of the area’s most hassle-free airports, travelers from Tampa will now have a smoother way to visit Southern Connecticut and experience all the region has to offer,” Avelo chairman and CEO Andrew Levy — a co-founder of Allegiant Air — said in a statement.
It’s the second new low-cost carrier to launch at Tampa International Airport this year, following Breeze Airways’ maiden flight in May.