New airline Avelo to launch at Hollywood Burbank Airport, offer 1-way $19 fares

BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- A new low-cost airline is coming to Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Avelo Airlines said Thursday it will begin flying later this month to 11 destinations from Burbank. It has one-way fares starting at $19.

Avelo's inaugural routes focus on smaller airports, including in Eureka and Redding in California. Other destinations include Eugene, Oregon, Grand Junction, Colorado and Bozeman, Montana.

The carrier will fly Boeing 737s.

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Avelo's fares include no change fees or call center fees for customers who choose to make reservations by phone.

Avelo was started by a longtime airline executive who thinks there is room for another low-fare carrier besides the several budget airlines already in the market.

"There are too few seats in the United States being offered by low-cost carriers. That's why we think the opportunity is huge," said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. "Customers want a really inexpensive way to get from Point A to Point B."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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