Avelo Airlines expands with new base in Las Vegas

The underside of an Avelo Airlines aircraft.
Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo

Avelo Airlines is set to open a new US base in Las Vegas this September. Las Vegas becomes Avelo’s sixth operational base and the second base on the West Coast.

Since September 2021, Avelo has been operating nonstop service between Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and Sonoma/Santa Rosa, Calif. (STS).

With the addition of its new base in Las Vegas, Avelo will introduce four new exclusive nonstop destinations from LAS, including Bend/Redmond, Ore. (RDM); Brownsville, Texas (BRO); Dubuque, Iowa (DBQ); and Eureka/Arcata, Calif. (ACV).

Avelo will become the sole airline offering nonstop flights between Las Vegas and these five destinations.

Avelo Airlines CEO statement

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, expressed his excitement about the new base in Las Vegas, stating, “As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is a winning bet for our sixth U.S. base.”

“We are thrilled to provide exclusive nonstop access to Vegas for our customers from these five communities and more in the future. Vegas has something for everyone, and Avelo’s affordability, convenience, and reliability will make traveling to this popular destination easier than ever.”

“The addition of new flights, destinations, and jobs through our new base will create a winning scenario for Las Vegas, Avelo, and, most importantly, our customers,” Mr Levy concluded.


For Levy, the new base holds special significance as a homecoming. He was a co-founder and long-time president of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, where he played a pivotal role in building one of America’s most successful airlines.

At Avelo, Levy is joined by other former Allegiant leaders, including Chief Operating Officer Greg Baden.

Las Vegas will now join Avelo’s five existing bases located at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Philadelphia/Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN).

Commencing operations September 7

Avelo’s new LAS base is scheduled to debut on September 7th, coinciding with the inauguration of the airline’s four new destinations.

Initially, Avelo will station one 147-seat Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737-700 aircraft at LAS. The airline currently operates a fleet of 15 737s.

In preparation for the new base, Avelo plans to hire LAS-based crew members, including pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance technicians, and supervisors.

Avelo’s expansion into Las Vegas is a testament to its rapid growth, having served over 2.5 million customers on more than 20,000 flights in just 26 months since its launch on April 28, 2021.

As America’s first new airline in nearly 15 years, Avelo continues to inspire travel across the country.

In conclusion, Avelo Airlines’ decision to establish the new base reflects its dedication to enhancing air travel options and connecting communities. With its affordable fares, convenience, and reliable service, Avelo aims to make traveling to and from Las Vegas more accessible than ever before. As the airline expands its operations, customers can expect increased flight options and exciting opportunities to explore new destinations across the country.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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