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Avelo Airlines Announces Dayton as its First Ohio City with Nonstop Service to Orlando

Introductory one-way fares start at $49*


DAYTON, Ohio; Nov. 3, 2022 — Avelo Airlines today announced Dayton, Ohio as the newest city in its network with exclusive nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO). With today’s announcement of exclusive nonstop service to Orlando, Avelo introduces a new era of affordable, convenient and reliable air travel to the Birthplace of Aviation.

Introductory one-way fares between Dayton International Airport (DAY) and MCO start at $49*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Dayton – say hello to Avelo! We are excited to bring Avelo to the Birthplace of Aviation, making getting to The Sunshine State more affordable and easier than ever. We believe Avelo’s combination of everyday low fares, industry-leading reliability and friendly service, coupled with DAY’s time-saving convenience will inspire people from across the region to enjoy all Orlando has to offer.”

Dayton International Airport offers a refreshingly fast, smooth and welcoming hometown airport experience. DAY’s adjacency to multiple major highways makes it Western Ohio’s most convenient and travel-friendly airport.

City of Dayton Director of Aviation Gil Turner said, “We’re very excited to offer the Dayton Community another affordable option for their travel needs with Avelo Airlines. Avelo’s focus on offering a caring travel experience certainly aligns with Dayton’s reputation for being ‘easy to and through’.”

City of Dayton Mayor Jeffrey J. Mims said, “On behalf of myself and the City of Dayton, we welcome this new air service provider to Dayton International Airport. The growth we’re seeing in and around Dayton International is exciting. It’s great not only for the Airport, but the surrounding communities, as well.”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said, “We welcome Avelo Airlines’ decision to choose the Dayton International Airport for its first route in Ohio, bringing a new air carrier to our state. Air service is critical for continued economic growth, and Avelo’s new, round-trip service to the Orlando International Airport will bolster the positive economic momentum we’re experiencing in the Dayton region.”

President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition Jeff Hoagland said, “In our global economy, businesses need to easily connect with colleagues across the country and the world. Avelo’s inaugural Ohio route between Dayton and Orlando gives our region another option for easy air travel, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. We’re grateful to Avelo for seeing an opportunity here and to the City of Dayton and JobsOhio for supporting the new route. JobsOhio’s Commercial Air Service Restoration Program works with communities to build new air travel routes to support economic development, and their partnership with Avelo represents a promising way for Dayton to grow our air service.”

JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef said, “The JobsOhio Air Service Restoration Program was designed to bring more routes and seats to Ohio’s commercial airports. Dayton International Airport serves an important market and draws from three Ohio metropolitan population areas. With strategic growth occurring in the region, we are hopeful the success of these routes will be the beginning of more air service at Dayton International.”

President and CEO Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Chris Kershner said, “We’re excited to not only bring Avelo Airlines to Dayton, but to be the first airport in Ohio to welcome Avelo air service. Dayton’s growing business community combined with an airport that caters to corporate travelers gives DAY a strong value proposition for expanded air service.”

Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays on Boeing Next-Generation 737s on this route. Flight days and times are below:


Route Departs Arrives
Orlando (MCO)
Inaugural Flight — Friday, January 13 DAY-MCO 4:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
MCO-DAY 12:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Effective January 13 (Mondays and Fridays) DAY-MCO 8:25 p.m. 10:40 p.m.
MCO-DAY 5:25 p.m. 7:40 p.m.


Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Endless excitement and unforgettable adventures are just minutes away for Avelo Customers arriving at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

Check out these three exciting things to do in Orlando.

America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline

Avelo was founded with a vision to help its Customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown more than 1.3 million Customers on more than 10,000 flights.

In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

Additionally, the American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves. Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.

Avelo now serves 34 destinations across the U.S. The airline has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition in air travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. At least one airport on every Avelo flight is a small hometown airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.

At Avelo, every flight is also nonstop. This connection-free travel experience not only provides Avelo Customers with a faster and simpler travel experience, but also minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags. In fact, Avelo has established itself as one of America’s most reliable airlines with a year-to-date flight cancellation rate of 1% and an industry-leading year-to-date checked bag handling performance.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.

*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $49 and must be booked by November 10, 2022 for travel completed by April 30, 2023. Fares are available on a limited number of flights and seats. Additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other optional services may apply. A $20 charge per seated traveler applies to all bookings or changes made through Avelo’s Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.