BROWNSVILLE, Texas; Feb. 23, 2023 – Houston-based Avelo Airlines announced today exclusive nonstop service to Los Angeles and Orlando from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO).
Avelo is the only airline in South Texas offering year-round, nonstop service to both destinations. These routes will begin on May 17 and operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Avelo will serve Orlando’s most convenient airport, Orlando International Airport (MCO), and LA’s most popular airport, Hollywood-Burbank Airport (BUR), bringing a new era of affordable, convenient and reliable air service to South Texas.
Introductory one-way fares between BRO and MCO will start at $69* and fares between BRO and BUR will start at $89*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.
Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “BRO – it’s time to say hello to Avelo! As a Houston-based airline, we look forward to bringing Avelo’s low fares, reliability and caring service to our home state with Brownsville as our first Texas market. Getting to Los Angeles and Orlando from South Texas is now easier than ever.”
City of Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez said, “I’m excited to partner with Avelo on these new nonstop flight options to prime destinations. Working to bring flights to our beautiful airport has been an effort of multiple departments and I want to highlight their efforts. I invite our community to book their flights and explore great travel opportunities!”
Brownsville City Manager Helen Ramirez said, “The City of Brownsville, Texas is honored to be a strategic destination located between two coastal states and Avelo’s first in Texas. We are excited to bring a game-changing high-value airline that will serve the business, government and leisure traveler while being recognized as the only nonstop flight to Los Angeles and Orlando in the RGV. Special thank you to the team that made this a reality: our Mayor Mendez and City Commissioners, Airport Administrators Bryant Walker and Francisco Partida, Nicholas Haan from Crawford, Murphy &Tilly and Will Treviño City Attorney’s Office.”
Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Administrator Bryant Walker said, “We are excited to be the first city in Texas to land scheduled service from Texas-based Avelo, as well as being the first Airport to connect Avelo’s East and West Coast networks on the map. Avelo is not only the newest airline to start scheduled service at BRO, but it will be flying the largest commercial airplane to serve BRO in the history of the Airport”.
These new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Avelo’s 737 jetliners are substantially larger and more spacious than the small regional aircraft currently operated at BRO by other airlines – offering Avelo Customers more comfortable seating options and more generous overhead carry-on space.
With Brownsville’s only nonstop service to Los Angeles and Orlando, Avelo is also making it easy for SpaceX employees and family members to travel between SpaceX’s Boca Chica spaceport and the company’s LA headquarters and Florida’s Space Coast.
BUR: The Best Airport in Los Angeles
Situated in the heart of Southern California, BUR is surrounded by LA’s iconic beaches, dining, entertainment, shopping and sun-soaked outdoor recreation. Whether travelers are departing or arriving, BUR offers a refreshingly convenient and hassle-free experience. Named the 2019 “Best U.S. Airport” by Fodor’s Travel, BUR features include seamless curbside pickup and drop-off, smaller crowds, unrivaled speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery, faster TSA security lines, and short walking distances between the terminal and ground transportation, parking, and rental cars (instead of the time-consuming shuttle buses required at LA’s much larger airport). All of this makes BUR the ultra-convenient, stress-free gateway to LA.
Hollywood-Burbank Airport Executive Director Frank Miller said, “Avelo Airlines’ announcement of service to Brownsville continues the airline’s commitment to Southern California from Hollywood-Burbank Airport. The service to Brownsville expands our outreach into markets east of the Rocky Mountains.”
Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World
Endless excitement and unforgettable adventures are just minutes away for Avelo Customers arriving at Orlando’s most convenient airport – MCO. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.
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.
With the addition of BRO, Avelo will now serve 35 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 industry-leading on time, completion factor 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 35 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 AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.
*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $69 between BRO and MCO and at $89 between BRO and BUR, fares must be booked by March 2, 2023. Travel must be completed by September 6, 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.