Avelo Airlines has announced the upcoming opening of a new base at the Bay Area’s Sonoma County Airport.
As part of the new base, the airline will look to hire up to 50 crewmembers and base two Boeing 737s at the airport moving forward to cater to demand levels.
The new base is slated to open on May 1, 2024. As part of the base, they’ll be able to bring everyday low fares, convenience, and what they describe as reliability to their network from Sonoma, which was first introduced in 2021.
Additionally, Avelo says in response it’ll increase its West Coast spring and summer schedule through June 11 with a low one-way fare starting at $72 from Sonoma County Airport.
Schedule From Sonoma County Airport
Avelo says it serves four destinations with nonstop service from Sonoma (STS), with these being Bend / Redmond (RDM). Service to Redmond is operated twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
Additionally, the carrier serves Las Vegas (LAS) with up to flights four days per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Los Angeles, specifically Burbank (BUR), is operated every day of the week except for Wednesdays.
Avelo also notes that it serves Palm Springs (PSP), with four weekly flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Comments From Executives
STS is our kind of hometown airport – friendly, fast and easy. As the inaugural destination of Avelo’s first flight in 2021, the Bay Area has a special spot in our history. Since then, more than 300,000 Customers have experienced Avelo’s everyday low fares, convenience and reliability flying to and from STS. We are very excited about the platform for growth the airport offers Avelo, and the meaningful employment and economic impact our investment will bring to the region.Avelo Airlines Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy
We’re very excited for the next chapter in this great partnership with Avelo Airlines. We’re looking forward to the new connections and operations this will bring to our community, and all the benefits of an Avelo base here at STS.Sonoma County Airport Manager Jon Stout
Avelo Airlines launched three years ago and has flown 4 million customers across 30,000 flights. The airline looks to offer low-cost flights and convenience by flying unserved routes and focusing on underserved communities.
Fleet data indicates that Avelo Airlines has 16 Boeing 737s, 13 of which are operational and 3 listed as parked. The 737 operations include 737-700s and 737-800s.
Ultimately, the 737 fleet averages an age of 16.2 years. While these aircraft continue to age, their operational reliability for the company is high, and 737s have been and continue to be a fantastic solution for companies in the single-aisle narrowbody market.