Even with a recent upswing in travel and flight bookings, an ongoing pandemic might not seem like the most opportune time to launch a new airline. But U.S. fliers will find planes sporting an unfamiliar livery in the skies at the end of this month when low-cost airline startup Avelo Airlines begins flying April 28.
You might see startup Avelo Airlines’ planes flying to a city near you soon.
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo)
Becoming the first new mainline airline in the U.S. in 15 years, Avelo Airlines was founded by Andrew Levy, a former Allegiant Air co-founder and president, and former CFO of United Airlines.
The carrier unveiled a slate of new routes out of its first base, Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Explaining the move, Levy said, “No airport is closer to downtown L.A., Hollywood, Pasadena, and Southern California’s many other attractions than Burbank. As the San Fernando Valley’s hometown airport, Burbank will give you easy access to an abundance of beautiful and relaxing new non-stop destinations across California and the Western U.S. And for those considering LA for their next vacation or long weekend getaway, Burbank is the ultra-convenient, stress-free gateway to Greater L…