SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A new low-cost airline flying the friendly skies is offering $19 flights from the Bay Area.
Avelo Airlines debuted in April at Burbank Airport with 11 non-stop destinations and super low fares.
Travelers can purchase one-way flights from Santa Rosa to Burbank for only $19 and they can check a bag for $10.
The startup plans to add other routes in the West as soon as it grows its fleet of three Boeing 737 jets. For now, the airline serves these destinations:
- Arcata / Eureka, CA (ACV)
- Bend / Redmond, OR (RDM)
- Bozeman, MT (BZN)
- Eugene, OR (EUG)
- Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
- Medford, OR (MFR)
- Pasco, WA (PSC)
- Phoenix / Mesa, AZ (AZA)
- Odgen, UT (OGD)
- Redding, CA (RDD)
Avelo was started by a longtime airline executive who thinks there is room for another low-fare carrier besides the several budget airlines already in the market.
"There are too few seats in the United States being offered by low-cost carriers. That’s why we think the opportunity is huge," said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. "Customers want a really inexpensive way to get from Point A to Point B."