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Avelo Airlines Marks Second Year Milestone at Philadelphia’s Wilmington Airport with Unprecedented Success

February 1, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON, Del.; Feb. 1, 2024 — In a triumphant celebration, Avelo Airlines commemorates its second year since the inaugural flight from Philadelphia’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) to Orlando. This anniversary marks a transformative journey of providing Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley Region with an unparalleled blend of low fares, convenience, and reliability.

Avelo’s Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Andrew Levy, reflected on the past year, stating, “Our vision was to make air travel more affordable, faster, and easier for Philadelphia-area travelers. In just 12 months, we’ve not only achieved that goal but have turned ILG into a bustling gateway to nine destinations across three states and Puerto Rico, setting a new standard for industry-leading reliability. We’re grateful for the warm reception from the region and eagerly anticipate sustained growth in the coming year.”

Stephen Williams, Deputy Executive Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), expressed excitement, saying, “We celebrate the one-year anniversary of Avelo’s return of nonstop, low-fare service from Delaware’s Wilmington Airport. This past year has witnessed record passenger enplanements, exceptional on-time service, and the airport’s swift return to primary commercial service status. The DRBA looks forward to another year of successful partnership and commercial triumph for Avelo Airlines in Delaware, acknowledging their strategic decision to establish Wilmington-ILG as a dedicated ‘base of operations’ with aircraft and crew.”

Soaring To Unprecedented Heights

Since establishing its Wilmington base on February 1, 2023, Avelo has accomplished over 2,100 flights, serving nearly 586,000 Customers at ILG.

Avelo currently offers nonstop flights to nine destinations from ILG, including Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR); Wilmington, N.C. (ILM); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), and six cities in Florida: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Sarasota / Bradenton (SRQ), Tampa (TPA), and West Palm Beach (PBI). Reservations can be made at

Philadelphia / Delaware Valley’s Premier Convenient Airport

Wilmington Airport’s strategic location, just a short drive south of Philadelphia, provides a swift, smooth, and uncomplicated hometown airport experience. Its proximity to major highways and railways makes ILG the most convenient and travel-friendly airport for Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, covering portions of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Jersey, and the northern Eastern Shore of Maryland.

America’s Epitome of Convenience in Air Travel

Founded to Inspire Travel by saving time and money, Avelo has, since its inaugural flight on April 28, 2021, served over four million Customers on 30,000 flights, reaching 43 destinations in 23 states and Puerto Rico.

Avelo has revolutionized travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities, offering nonstop flights from small, easy-to-use airports, making every journey more seamless and enjoyable.

Distinguished by its unparalleled reliability, Avelo achieved the lowest flight cancellation rate and the second-best on-time performance in the U.S. airline industry in 2023.

Avelo Customers benefit from no extra fees for changing or canceling itineraries and the assurance that every child 13 and under will be automatically seated with an accompanying adult at no additional cost.

For added comfort, Avelo offers advanced seat assignments, with one-third of its seats providing extra legroom ranging from 32 to more than 36 inches. Travel-enhancing options, such as priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and pet travel in the cabin, allow Customers to tailor their experience according to their preferences.

Avelo’s commitment to industry-leading reliability, customer-centric policies, and continuous innovation propels it forward, setting new standards for the future of air travel.