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Start-up US airline unveils plans for first flights

Start-up US airline unveils plans for first flights
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Start-up airline Avelo Airlines on Thursday announced plans for its first flights.

America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — premiered today at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) with travel-inspiring routes and bag-packing low fares,” the company announced.

The new airline will conduct its first flight on April 28 and will travel to 11 different destinations on the West Coast.

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All its flights will be between Hollywood Burbank Airport and the 11 destinations as the company works to expand its fleet of three Boeing 737 planes.

All flights will be nonstop and one-way tickets for all destinations are starting as low as $19.

“Avelo has a simple purpose — to inspire travel,” Avelo founder, chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said. “People are ready to reconnect with family and friends and explore new places. Avelo is a different and better kind of airline, built from scratch to offer an affordable, convenient and caring travel experience.”

Another new airline, Breeze Airways, is looking to take off in the near future, as well, but has not released plans for when the first flight will be, The Associated Press reported.

The company will be flying in the southeast.

Both airlines are looking to be cheaper options to destinations that bigger airlines do not go to.

The companies have been planning their launch since before the coronavirus pandemic, but are finally taking off as polls show Americans are ready and eager to get back on vacation.

Airlines are seeing the highest number of passengers in recent weeks that they’ve seen since the pandemic began.