MEDFORD, Ore. -- A new airline is coming to Medford and flights are starting cheap.
Avelo Airlines launched today at Hollywood Burbank Airport. The airline claims to be America's first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years. Avelo is offering one-stop routes between Hollywood Burbank Airport and 11 destinations along the West Coast, including the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport, Arizona, Montana and Utah.
"We are so pleased to partner with Avelo Airlines to make that connection between Burbank and the Rogue Valley. Two very proud and cultural communities offering much different experiences; and now our communities are bridged by only a couple hours of travel," said Jerry Brienza, Rogue Valley International Medford Airport Director.
To kick off its service, Avelo is offering introductory one-way fares starting at $19.00 on all of its routes.
The airline says flights start taking off on April 28th. The first flight to land in Medford will be on May 9th.
The startup plans to expand to other routes as it adds more planes to its fleet, which numbers just three planes.