Avelo Airlines to offer nonstop flights to Florida from Lexington

Published 12:30 pm Friday, July 29, 2022

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Central Kentucky travelers will have two new nonstop flight options from Blue Grass Airport to Florida starting this fall.
Avelo Airlines announced Thursday in a news release that it will offer flights from Lexington to Orlando starting October 19th and from Lexington to Tampa beginning November 12th.

“Lexington – Say hello to Avelo! We are excited to add Kentucky’s Bluegrass region to Avelo’s nationwide network of popular
destinations. Getting to the Sunshine State is now easier and more affordable than ever. These two sun-soaked destinations are an ideal fall and winter retreat,” said Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy in the release.

Blue Grass Airport President and CEO Eric Frankl welcomed Avelo to central Kentucky.

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“To say that we are excited about this announcement would be an understatement. An ultra-low-cost airline like Avelo—providing service between Lexington and two Florida destinations—will be a tremendous benefit for central Kentucky passengers,” Frankl said in the release. The last several years in the aviation industry have been an enormous challenge for many communities, including ours, as air service continues to recover. For Avelo to make this announcement in the current environment is truly remarkable, and we are very appreciative.”

Avelo is the second airline that will offer travel to Florida from Blue Grass. The release states that ticket prices will start as low as $39.

Allegiant Air currently offers flights to the following destinations in the “Sunshine State”: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Destin/Fort Walton Beach seasonally.