It seems as if Avelos aggressive beginnings may not be working out all that well. As the airline extended its booking window out to January, it seems some of the 12 original cities didnt make the cut. Those would be Bozeman, Montana (BZN) and Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT). Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona is also not bookable but the airline says that it will “evaluate our future plans for AZA”.
Additionally, many of the other routes will get a reduction. Such as Burbank to Ogden, which will go from 6 days/week to 4 days/week. The airline will offer no flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
To me this doesn’t come as a big shock. When Avelo first announced launched, I was very skeptical of how they were going to fill daily services between seemingly random cities. Even though the low fares are enticing, it seems as if they were not a big enough draw for passengers.
It will be interesting to see what Avelo has planned for their Tweed/New Haven, CT base. The launch of flights from here has already been delayed to November. Im also skeptical here as the airport isn’t really that close to New York to draw people from there and the city itself is a college town. So the question is will enough cold Yale students want to go to Florida at any given time. It also seems like they and Breeze will really have to compete in this market.
Ill be interested to see all of yalls thoughts on the cuts that Avelo made. Did they surprise you or were you like me?
Avelo has now unveiled its first flights out of its New Haven Connecticut base. TPA, MCO, FLL, and RSW are on the list. How do y’all think this is gna work out for them?