Avelo Airlines Announces Exclusive Nonstop Service to Las Vegas and Los Angeles from Salem / Portland

July 18, 2023

Avelo Airlines announced today exclusive nonstop service from the greater Salem / Portland region to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Avelo is the first commercial airline serving Salem Municipal Airport (SLE) in nearly 15 years and is the only airline offering nonstop flights from SLE to the Entertainment Capital of the World and Southern California.

Salem sits in the heart of the Oregon’s Willamette Valley, home to nearly 100 cities, including Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Beaverton. With 70% of Oregon’s population living in the Valley, Avelo’s new service at SLE makes getting to Southern California and Las Vegas more convenient than ever.

Introductory one-way fares between SLE and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and L.A.’s best airport, Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) start at $39*. Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo will operate twice-weekly nonstop service on Thursdays and Sundays between Salem and Las Vegas beginning October 5, 2023. Twice-weekly nonstop service on Fridays and Mondays between Salem and BUR begins on October 6, 2023, this route will then adjust to Thursdays and Sundays on November 2. Both routes will utilize Boeing Next-Generation (NG) 737 aircraft.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Salem – say hello to Avelo! We are excited to announce nonstop service from the greater Salem / Portland region to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. As the first airline to serve the Capital City in nearly 15 years, Avelo makes getting to your favorite destinations easier and more affordable than ever. Say goodbye to the hassle of long and expensive gas-guzzling drives to other distant airports, and say hello to a new era of convenience, low fares and reliability.”

Salem Mayor Chris Hoy said, “This is a bright day for Salem’s future. As our city continues its coming of age journey, commercial passenger air service will make investing in our city easier and will make the world a little more accessible for our residents who travel. This win-win was made possible through much community collaboration and dedication of our city staff.”

Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron said, “The Salem Airport is an asset to our community, providing residents with an option other than Portland or Eugene for commercial flights. Marion County wholeheartedly supported the infrastructure needed for commercial flights to move forward with our economic development dollars. We are excited to see this come to fruition.”

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Hoffert said, “We are thrilled to see this investment in Salem’s future pay off. Since the early days of this effort to bring commercial air service to our community, the Chamber has remained steadfast in its support. We look forward to this new beginning for our community, the local economy, and the regional impact of restoring commercial flights to SLE.”

Travel Salem CEO Angie Villery said, “What started out as an endeavor led by a few key stakeholders five years ago has grown into a full-blown community-wide effort to restore commercial air service to Oregon’s capital and the state’s second largest city. The tourism and hospitality industry has backed this initiative from the very beginning along with leaders from the private sector; the support from Salem’s hoteliers, restauranteurs and business owners has been nothing short of amazing. We cannot wait to welcome Avelo Customers to Salem – the birthplace of the Oregon Territory and gateway to Oregon’s Wine Country.”