One-way fares between New Haven and San Juan start at $99
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HOUSTON; August 1, 2023 — Avelo Airlines today announced nonstop service between Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport - Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) - and Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). San Juan is Avelo’s first destination outside the continental United States.
Introductory one-way fares between HVN and SJU start at $99*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.
Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “A lot of people have been eagerly awaiting this news. With a large and increasing number of Puerto Ricans calling Connecticut home, this service will make reconnecting with friends and family easier and more affordable than ever. And with winter right around the corner, this Caribbean island treasure is the latest example of how Avelo is inspiring travel in new and exciting ways for Southern Connecticut. At the same time, we expect the affordability and convenience of this new route will inspire a meaningful number of travelers to visit Connecticut from Puerto Rico. This is a win-win opportunity for Connecticut and Puerto Rico. I want to thank Governor Lamont, Senator Blumenthal and so many others from across Connecticut for the leadership and vision they have demonstrated that made today possible.”
Beginning on November 15, 2023, Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft. Avelo is the first and only airline offering nonstop service between Southern Connecticut and the Island of Enchantment.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, “I am excited by the continued growth of Avelo Airlines at Tweed Airport, particularly with this new route to San Juan. With a location that is easily accessible for many people in southern Connecticut, Tweed offers quick and convenient travel. The addition of routes like this strengthens the region as a whole, improving our economic competitiveness and quality of life.”
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal said, “This new route is a major milestone for Avelo, but also a big win for Connecticut’s sizeable Puerto Rican population who now have another affordable and convenient way to travel home to see friends and family. I have been pleased to see Avelo’s growth over the last two years and will continue fighting to advance our state’s air travel infrastructure and local airports.”
Avelo announced the news at a Puerto Rico-themed ceremony at Tweed Airport on Tuesday morning that included Puerto Rican food and entertainment by Movimiento Cultural Bomba Band amidst a backdrop of Puerto Rican flags and red, white & blue balloons. The event was hosted by Avelo leaders accompanied by local and state political, community and business officials, including Avelo Airlines Chief Financial Officer Hunter Keay, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and United States Senator Richard Blumenthal.
San Juan is Avelo’s first Caribbean destination – expanding the airline’s route map to 47 destinations spanning 25 states and one U.S. territory.