Nashville International Airport Welcomes New Airline | Tourism

Houston-based Avelo Airlines said Wednesday it will begin serving Nashville — its first destination in Tennessee — with nonstop service to southern Connecticut starting in May.

According to a statement, the ultra-low-cost Avelo will be the only airline to offer nonstop flights between Music City and New Haven. Introductory one-way fares between Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) start at $49 and are available on the Avelo website.

The future line will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The announcement comes after ultra-low-cost Canadian airline Swoop recently announced that it will offer non-stop service to BNA, also from May (read here).

Home to Yale University, New Haven is Connecticut’s second largest city (after Hartford) and part of the New York metropolitan area. Within walking distance of New Haven Green in the city center you will find over 100 restaurants, various retail stores and multiple cultural attractions.

In November 2021, Avelo began serving customers in Southern Connecticut from its first East Coast base in HVN. The airline also offers flights to six Florida destinations from HVN. Along with Nashville, Avelo will begin serving Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC, and Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC, in May.

Avelo uses 147-seat single-class Boeing 737-700s.

“We are excited to offer exclusive nonstop service from Nashville to southern Connecticut,” Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said in the statement. “With our low rates and unparalleled HVN convenience, Avelo makes getting to Connecticut and the entire region easier than ever. We look forward to welcoming Tennessee and Music City to Avelo’s growing nationwide network of popular destinations.

Avelo launched the service in April 2021 from its first base at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles. The airline flies to 18 destinations across the United States

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