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Avelo Airlines Takes Off from Lansing with Nonstop Service to Orlando

LANSING; Oct. 26, 2022 — A new era of convenient, affordable and reliable air travel begins this evening for Mid-Michigan residents when Avelo Airlines’ first flight departs from Capital Region International Airport (LAN) for Orlando. 

Avelo’s inaugural flight will be christened this evening with a ceremonial water cannon salute performed by the LAN Fire Department during the aircraft’s taxi prior to takeoff. Customers will be treated to a special pre-departure ceremony at the departure gate hosted by Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy, Capital Region Airport Authority President and CEO Nicole Noll-Williams, as well as other state and local community and business leaders. Avelo will also begin flying to Orlando today from Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport (AZO).

Introductory one-way fares between LAN and Orlando International Airport (MCO) start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “South Central Michigan – welcome aboard Avelo! We are excited to officially take off from Lansing today. Avelo offers The Capital Region’s only nonstop service to Florida, which makes getting to The Sunshine State more affordable and easier than ever. We believe Avelo’s combination of everyday low fares, industry-leading reliability and friendly service, coupled with LAN’s time-saving convenience will inspire people from across the region to enjoy some fun-in-the sun this winter.”

Capital Region International Airport offers a refreshingly fast, smooth and welcoming alternative small hometown airport experience. LAN’s adjacency to multiple major highways makes it Mid-Michigan’s most convenient and travel-friendly airport.

Capital Region Airport Authority (CRAA) President and CEO Nicole Noll-Williams said, “We are so pleased to officially kick off our new nonstop service from LAN to Orlando with Avelo Airlines’ inaugural flight tonight, and to welcome Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy to our community to celebrate this occasion. The response from the community has already been tremendous, but now it’s important to keep that momentum going. Supporting local air travel and demonstrating to our airline partners that Lansing is a strong and vibrant market will create more travel opportunities for all of us.”

CRAA Board Chairman John Shaski said, “This is not only an exciting day for LAN, but also for the entire mid-Michigan community. Having nonstop service from Lansing to Orlando provides additional options for Mid-Michigan travelers and having the ability to bring in new services demonstrates that LAN is a vibrant market. We are so thrilled that Avelo Airlines chose LAN as part of its expanding network and are looking forward to officially starting this new service.”

U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin said, “This is great news for the many Mid-Michiganders who travel south to Florida for spring break, to visit relatives, or simply to escape our cold winters. With nonstop service and affordable rates, this new route will save many Lansing residents either a long and pricey cab ride to Detroit or expensive extended parking. Investments like these in our area’s critical infrastructure are critical to making Lansing a destination for families and for growing our economy for our businesses, and I’m looking forward to continuing our work to strengthen our Capital Region International Airport.”

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said, “Lansing is proud to help launch Avelo Airlines’ new service with nonstop flights to and from Orlando. This starts an exciting new chapter and partnership for our airport and the City of Lansing. By providing affordable nonstop flights, people from all over the region now have access to incredible family vacations. Lansing continues to grow, and I am excited to see where Avelo Airlines is going to take us next.”

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Endless excitement and unforgettable adventures are just minutes away for Avelo Customers arriving at Orlando’s most convenient airport – MCO. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

Avelo will operate Boeing Next-Generation 737s on this route. Avelo is the only airline utilizing large mainline jetliners at LAN in contrast to the much smaller regional aircraft operated by the other carriers serving this airport. Flight days and times are below:

 

 

Route

Departs

Arrives

Orlando (MCO)

Inaugural Flight — Wednesday, October 26

LAN-MCO

 6:30 p.m.

9:10 p.m.

 

MCO-LAN

1:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Effective October 28 (Thursdays & Sundays)

LAN-MCO

8:50 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

 

MCO-LAN

5:20 p.m.

8:05 p.m.

America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline

Avelo was founded with a vision to help its Customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown nearly 1.3 million Customers on more than 10,000 flights.

In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Additionally, the American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves. Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo now serves 32 destinations across the U.S. The airline has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition in air travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. At least one airport on every Avelo flight is a small hometown airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.

At Avelo, every flight is also nonstop. This connection-free travel experience not only provides Avelo Customers with a faster and simpler travel experience, but also minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags. In fact, Avelo has established itself as one of America’s most reliable airlines with a year-to-date flight cancellation rate of 1% and an industry-leading year-to-date checked bag handling performance of 1.9 mishandled bags per 1,000 checked bags.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 32 popular destinations across the U.S., including its four bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

 

Media Contacts:

Avelo Airlines
Jim Olson
312-219-0647
jolson@aveloair.com

Capital Region International Airport (LAN)
Katherine Japinga
517-242-6920
kjapinga@craa.com

 

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 and must be booked by November 2, 2022 for travel completed by April 30, 2023. Fares are available on a limited number of flights and seats. Additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other optional services may apply. A $20 charge per seated traveler applies to all bookings or changes made through Avelo's Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.