Hello, Avelo! New Airline Joins TYS

February 6, 2024: Avelo Airlines announced today exclusive nonstop service between Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) and Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is the first and only airline offering nonstop service between The Great Smoky Mountains and Southern Connecticut.

Beginning May 9, 2024, Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Knoxville – say hello to Avelo! We’re excited to introduce Knoxville to Avelo’s low fares, travel-friendly convenience and industry-leading reliability. Getting to Southern Connecticut and everything the greater New England and New York regions have to offer will now be easier than ever. This exclusive nonstop service will also make exploring the abundance of vibrant urban and outdoor experiences Knoxville and The Great Smoky Mountains offer a fast and seamless journey for Connecticut visitors.”

“The addition of Avelo Airlines to McGhee Tyson Airport is a reflection of the overall growth of our community and the demand for new flights and destinations,” said Brian Simmons, Chair of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “Today’s announcement is a meaningful step forward in our efforts to recruit flights that are affordable, convenient and important to the tourism growth of our region. We welcome Avelo Airlines to East Tennessee and look forward to building this new service together.”

Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) – The New Haven Way to Connecticut

HVN is located on Connecticut’s coast and is a convenient gateway to all 15 towns that make up Greater New Haven. HVN’s adjacency to multiple major highways and commuter railways makes visiting the New England and New York regions easier than ever. The airport is a refreshingly smooth and simple alternative hometown airport experience that will make   visiting Southern Connecticut faster, easier and more relaxing than ever.

Best known as the home of Yale University, New Haven is the second largest city in Connecticut and is part of the New York metropolitan area. The coastal city has experienced—and continues to enjoy—a renaissance. Within an easy stroll from the New Haven Green are more than 100 distinctive restaurants, offering something for every palate, and the city abounds with theaters, museums, and shopping destinations to satisfy all interests and tastes. Last year, New Haven joined iconic cities like Auckland, London and Istanbul to make the prestigious New York Times 2023 “52 Places to Go” list. Whether visiting family and friends or just looking for a vacation, there is a wealth of things to explore in The Cultural Capital of Connecticut.

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