Join me behind the scenes at Avelo Airlines’ Manchester, NH (MHT) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) service inauguration.
The inaugural flight from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport was co-hosted by the Manchester Airport Authority.
At the gate, passengers were greeted with party favors, including Avelo-branded luggage tags, water bottles, and other items. I grabbed a pair of Manchester Airport socks. The media (myself and others) was also given access to the ramp to video the arrival of the aircraft as it taxied to the gate.
I boarded the airplane during the launch event. The cabin was in excellent condition and I found the seats to be comfortable with plenty of room for my 5’9″ frame.
Avelo (sounds like hello despite my brain insisting on Aveelo) operates a point-to-point route system in which each flight departs and returns to its departure point on the same day. This eliminates the need for crew overnight stays and simplifies the travel experience for passengers. Avelo began operations in April 2021 and currently serves about 40 destinations in the U.S.
The airline currently operates the 737-800 and the 737-700, both configured with an all-economy seating layout. While the airline does not provide in-flight entertainment, passengers are welcome to bring and use their own devices.
Initially, Avelo will operate two weekly flights on this route with flights departing every Thursday and Sunday. It’s interesting to see new airlines like Avelo and Breeze, quietly enter the competitive landscape by serving lower density routes on a less than 7 day schedule.