Avelo begins flights from New Haven to Sarasota-Bradenton — its sixth destination from Tweed

NEW HAVEN — Avelo Airlines’s sixth non-stop destination from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, Sarasota-Bradenton, begins service today with the inaugural flight scheduled to take off at 2:25 pm and arriving at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport at 5:35 pm

“For years we’ve talked about expanding air service to and from Connecticut and Avelo’s decision to add non-stop service between Sarasota and New Haven — their sixth destination at the airport — will finally give customers an affordable and reliable option to get from the Gulf Coast to (Avelo’s) growing hub in New England,” said Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon in a release.

One-way fares between Tweed (HVN) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) start at $49. They are available at AveloAir.com.

“Sarasota’s turquoise water and white-sand beaches are now easier to get to than ever,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “With our very low fares and HVN’s unmatched convenience, we hope our Connecticut customers will be inspired to visit our sixth Florida destination. We’re excited to take flight today for the beautiful beaches, colorful art and enriching cultural districts of this majestic Gulf Coast destination.”

The flight, Flight 305, will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays, it will depart Tweed at 2 pm and arrive in Sarasota at 5:10 pm, on Tuesdays. On Thursday and Sundays, it will depart Tweed at 3:55 pm and arrive in Sarasota at 7:05 pm

Return flights also will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays, Flight 306 will depart Sarasota at 5:50 pm, arriving at Tweed at 8:40 pm On Thursdays and Sundays, Flight 306 will depart Sarasota at 7:45 pm and arrive at Tweed at 10:35 pm

Avelo’s latest service to and from Tweed follows the initiation of Avelo service from New Haven to Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Palm Beach, all in Florida.

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