Avelo Airlines’ First Houston Route Takes Flight: Connecting H-Town to Connecticut

Today marks a significant milestone for Avelo Airlines as it inaugurates its first flight from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut. This launch represents H-Town’s only nonstop service to Connecticut, offering travelers unprecedented convenience and affordability with fares starting as low as $98*.

Enhancing Connectivity and Convenience

Avelo Airlines, founded in Houston in 2018, has grown rapidly since its public debut in April 2021. The airline’s Houston-based Support Center employs over 200 crew members, highlighting its commitment to the local community. This new route, operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays with Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, underscores Avelo's mission to connect underserved routes with efficiency and comfort.

Remarks from Industry Leaders

Avelo Airlines Founder and CEO Andrew Levy expressed his enthusiasm for this new venture: 

“Today marks a significant milestone as we inaugurate Avelo’s first flight from our home city of Houston. This route will connect our airline’s national Support Center with the largest of our six bases, making travel between Houston and Connecticut easier, faster, and more affordable. We are thrilled to offer this new service from Houston’s most convenient airport, Hobby.”

Jim Szczesniak, Director of Aviation for Houston Airports, added:

“Houston Airports is proud to celebrate the launch of Avelo Airlines' new nonstop service from Hobby Airport to Connecticut. This partnership aligns with our mission of connecting people, businesses, and cultures to Houston, further strengthening Hobby Airport's position as Skytrax’s Best Regional Airport in North America.”


Celebrating the Launch

Travelers on the inaugural flight enjoyed a gate-side celebration, complete with commemorative boarding passes, local Houston bites, live music, and a water cannon salute. Airline executives and city officials were present to mark this historic occasion, emphasizing the strategic significance of this new route.

Discover Tweed-New Haven Airport

Tweed-New Haven Airport, located on Connecticut’s scenic coast, is a gateway to Greater New Haven’s 15 towns and the broader New England and New York regions. Known as the home of Yale University, New Haven is rich in culture and history, offering over 100 distinctive restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping destinations. The city’s renaissance has earned it a spot on the New York Times 2023 “52 Places to Go” list, making it an attractive destination for travelers.

Avelo Airlines: America’s Most Convenient Airline

Since its inception, Avelo Airlines has flown over 4.7 million customers across 37,000 flights to 53 destinations in 24 states and Puerto Rico. Avelo prides itself on flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities, offering a smooth, hassle-free travel experience. The airline’s industry-leading reliability includes top rankings in on-time performance and the lowest flight cancellation rates.

Avelo’s customer-friendly policies, such as no extra fees for changing or canceling itineraries and automatic seating for children with an accompanying adult, ensure a stress-free journey. The airline also offers advanced seat assignments, including extra leg room options, and a range of unbundled travel-enhancing options like priority boarding and pet travel.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines aims to inspire travel by saving people time and money. Operating a fleet of 16 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves popular destinations across the United States, including bases in Los Angeles, Southern Connecticut, Orlando, Wilmington, Raleigh-Durham, and the Bay Area. For more information, visit https://www.aveloair.com.

Join Avelo Airlines as it takes flight from Houston, bringing affordable and convenient travel options to the heart of New England and beyond. Book your tickets today and experience the difference with Avelo, America’s most convenient airline.