Avelo Airlines announces Puerto Rico as first Caribbean destination

Avelo Airlines Boeing 737s parked at the terminal.
Mx. Granger, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Avelo Airlines has announced its first destination outside of the continental United States. The airline will establish a nonstop service between Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU).

Significance for the Connecticut community

Avelo Airlines’ Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, spoke on the benefits of the new service, highlighting its significance for the Connecticut community.

With a growing number of Puerto Ricans residing in the state, this nonstop connection will make it easier and more affordable for them to reconnect with their loved ones back home.

Furthermore, with winter approaching, the allure of this Caribbean island destination provides an exciting opportunity for Southern Connecticut residents to explore new and inspiring travel experiences.

A win-win opportunity

The new route between HVN and SJU is a win-win opportunity for both Connecticut and Puerto Rico. The convenience and affordability of Avelo’s service are expected to encourage a substantial number of travelers to visit Connecticut from Puerto Rico as well.

Governor Lamont, Senator Blumenthal, and other leaders from Connecticut have played a crucial role in making this venture possible, showing their commitment to improving travel opportunities for their constituents.

Flight details and schedule

Starting from November 15, 2023, Avelo Airlines will operate the route twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing their Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft.

This efficient and conevenient service will be the first and only nonstop flight option between Southern Connecticut and the enchanting Island of Puerto Rico.

Support for regional development

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is excited about Avelo Airlines’ continued growth at Tweed Airport and the addition of this new route to San Juan. Tweed Airport’s accessibility makes it a convenient travel option for many in the southern part of the state.

Expanding the region’s air travel options is not only beneficial for individual travelers but also strengthens the entire area’s economic competitiveness and overall quality of life.

The announcement of this landmark new route was made during a Puerto Rico-themed ceremony at Tweed Airport.

The event was filled with Puerto Rican food, cultural performances by Movimiento Cultural Bomba Band, and a backdrop adorned with Puerto Rican flags and red, white & blue balloons.

Avelo leaders were joined by local and state political, community, and business officials, including Chief Financial Officer Hunter Keay, Governor Ned Lamont, and Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Puerto Rico: The Heart & Soul of the Caribbean

San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is the gateway to Puerto Rico and is located in Isla Verde, just minutes away from the vibrant city of San Juan.

Puerto Rico is a captivating island that blends old-world charm with modern wonders, offering an abundance of unique experiences.

Its rich history, diverse culture, delectable cuisine, pristine beaches, and majestic mountains make it a sun-kissed Caribbean paradise. Visitors are warmly welcomed, and around every corner, there’s a celebration of life, a vibrant cultural experience, and a captivating rhythm.

With affordable fares and convenient flight schedules, the connection between HVN and SJU will foster stronger bonds between families and friends while promoting tourism and economic development.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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