Please see attached press release from Avelo Airlines.


For additional information contact:
Rick Piccolo
SRQ President, Chief Executive Officer
Tel. (941) 359-2770, extension 4200



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Avelo Airlines Takes Off with New Nonstop Service
from Sarasota-Bradenton to Raleigh-Durham, NC
Very low fares from SRQ start at $49

SARASOTA-BRADENTON, Fla.; February 17, 2023 – Avelo Airlines today takes off with another new nonstop route from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina. Avelo’s growth continues to usher in an era of affordable, convenient and reliable air travel for those on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Very low, one-way fares between Sarasota-Bradenton and RDU start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at These new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Sarasota-Bradenton, say hello to another new Avelo route! We’re excited to grow at SRQ with a new route to the Research Triangle Region: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. We appreciate the reception Avelo has received from Florida’s Gulf Coast and look forward to continuing to bolster our presence with Avelo’s convenient and reliable air service.”

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President, CEO Rick Piccolo said, “We are excited that Avelo Airlines has added a second nonstop destination to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Raleigh-Durham, NC is a great addition to our 50+ nonstop destinations served at SRQ.”

This new route will be Avelo’s second nonstop route from SRQ, joining Connecticut’s most convenient airport — Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Nonstop Access to The Research Triangle

Beginning today, February 17, Avelo’s service to RDU will operate three days per week on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Specific dates and times at

The Triangle Region offers the widest range of activities and attractions in North Carolina. This region boasts award-winning inns, hotels and spas, culinary delights for every taste, and cultural experiences including university gardens and art and history museums. A trip to this blossoming Southern metropolis leaves visitors enriched and energized the instant they’re welcomed by its smart, savvy locals.

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 more than 1.7 million Customers on more than 14,000 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 33 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 flight cancellation rate of 1% and an industry-leading year-to-date checked bag handling performance.

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 33 popular destinations across the U.S., including its five bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at

Media Contact:
Avelo Airlines
Courtney Goff
[email protected]

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 between SRQ and RDU for travel completed by August 31, 2023, fares must be booked by February 28, 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