Avelo Airlines Announces Service between Lakeland International Airport and Southern Connecticut

April 4, 2024

Avelo Airlines announced exclusive nonstop service between Lakeland International Airport (LAL) and Southern Connecticut’s most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is the first and only airline to serve Lakeland in over a decade.

Conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, LAL offers travelers a refreshingly small, easy, and fast alternative hometown airport experience to the much larger and busier airports in the region. LAL’s location along the I-4 corridor makes it the most travel-friendly gateway to and from Central Florida.

Beginning June 13, 2024, Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares between LAL and HVN start at $72*. Travelers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Lakeland – say hello to Avelo! We’re proud to be the only airline serving LAL and are excited to introduce Lakeland to Avelo’s low fares, travel-friendly convenience, and industry-leading reliability. Getting to Southern Connecticut – the gateway to New England and New York – is now easier than ever. This exclusive nonstop service will also make exploring Central Florida – and all Lakeland has to offer – a fast and seamless journey for Connecticut visitors. I am grateful to all the airport and community leaders who made this partnership possible. This is just the start of Avelo’s partnership with LAL and Central Florida.”

City of Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz said, “The City of Lakeland welcomes an exciting new era of travel with the announcement of Avelo Airlines offering commercial air service to and from Lakeland International Airport. This service from Lakeland opens up a world of increasing possibilities for our regional citizens. We anticipate a thriving partnership with Avelo Airlines, providing many adventures ahead!”

Lakeland City Manager Shawn Sherrouse said, “The City of Lakeland is pleased with Avelo Airline’s announcement of their Lakeland route. We hope this announcement is the first of many to come as our Lakeland International Airport grows commercial air service. We are excited to begin this relationship with Avelo Airlines and appreciate the support of our Polk County partners in making this happen.”

Lakeland Airport Director Kris Hallstrand said, “We are excited to offer this service to our community. We have found the perfect partner at the right time, and we are excited to watch this opportunity grow.”

Visit Central Florida Director Mark Jackson said, “With more than 6 million visitors to Polk County, Florida last year, we’re one of the state’s best kept secrets. We not only look forward to developing new friendships in new cities, but also to welcoming folks to the best that Florida has to offer.”