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Avelo Airlines announces a new route to Tucson, Arizona

Avelo Airlines has announced a brand-new route to Tucson, Arizona, continuing to expand its West Coast network in the United States. Tucson will be Avelo’s 19th destination nationwide and 11th destination served from its West Coast base at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport.

Starting 16th December 2021, the low-cost carrier will operate flights between Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport and Tucson International Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Los Angeles-Tucson
  • Departure time: 17:40
  • Arrival time: 20:10
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: XP143
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays
  • Tucson-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 20:50
  • Arrival time: 21:30
  • Flight time: 40 minutes
  • Flight number: XP144
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Avelo’s 189-seated Boeing B737-800. Avelo will also offer additional flights on select Tuesdays and Saturdays during the end-of-year peak holiday season.

Andrew Levy, Chairman and CEO, Avelo Airlines, said:

We are excited to add this beautiful region to our portfolio of popular Western U.S. destinations. Tucson is not only a cultural mecca, but offers national parks, thriving food traditions and year-round events and entertainment we know our Customers will enjoy. Traveling between Southern California and Southern Arizona has never been easier or more affordable.

Tucson is situated in the heart of the unique Sonoran Desert, the only place in the world that is the natural habitat of the iconic and majestic Saguaro cactus. Don’t be fooled by the term “desert” because mountain ranges in all directions offer scenic drives, and even snow skiing. With 350 days of sunshine per year, visitors can play in wide-open outdoor spaces or relax in the casualness of Tucson and its rich cultural heritage.

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Danette Bewley, President and CEO, Tucson Airport Authority, said:

One of our top priorities has been securing a nonstop flight from Tucson International Airport (TUS) to the Los Angeles Basin and with these new flights to Hollywood Burbank on Avelo, we have a win-win. Southern Arizonans now have an easier and more convenient way to reach many L.A. area destinations and Southern Californians, who are among our top sources for visitors to Tucson, have another way to come here. We couldn’t be more excited.

Frank Miller, Executive Director, Hollywood Burbank Airport, said:

Avelo’s new service to Tucson gives our passengers another convenient way to travel to Arizona, and enjoy everything the region has to offer.

Meanwhile, Avelo Airlines recently added four new routes from Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport and nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Santa Rosa. The airline announced 4 new routes to Florida from Tweed-New Haven Airport, its first base in the East Coast of the United States. Avelo also recently announced its fifth destination in Florida, with flights from New Haven, Connecticut.

Featured image by Avelo Airlines

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