NEWPORT NEWS, HAMPTON, and Williamsburg, Va. — Avelo Airlines today announced it will begin serving Newport News-Williamsburg, Virginia this fall with exclusive nonstop service to Florida. Avelo will begin serving Orlando on October 19 and Fort Lauderdale on October 20 from the Newport News-Williamsburg Airport (PHF).

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Virginia Peninsula — say hello to Avelo! We are excited to add Newport News—Williamsburg Airport (PHF) to Avelo’s nationwide network of popular destinations. Avelo will offer the Peninsula’s only nonstop service to Florida. That means getting to the Sunshine State is now easier and more affordable than ever for Peninsula residents. Avelo’s refreshingly convenient, reliable and caring service is a perfect fit with Newport News-Williamsburg Airport’s easy going hometown airport experience.”

Introductory fares between PHF and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) start at $29 (restrictions apply). Customers can make reservations at

Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price said, “We are thrilled that Avelo Airlines is adding Newport News to the list of destinations they serve. Residents from throughout Hampton Roads will enjoy the convenience Newport News-Williamsburg Airport offers, as they take off on Avelo’s affordable flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. We also look forward to welcoming tourists to our great city and helping them discover new and unique Newport News experiences.”

Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck said, “Having a strong airport is an important factor in improving the quality of life of our residents and attracting more businesses to this area. The addition of Avelo Airlines benefits everyone by providing nonstop flights to great destinations and opens the door for visitors to experience all the Peninsula has to offer.”

Peninsula Airport Commission Chair Lindsey Carney Smith said, “The Commission is thrilled to welcome Avelo Airlines as our new business partner. The Newport News-Williamsburg Airport is already Easy Going and now, even more so, with the addition of nonstop service to two very popular Florida destinations — Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Hello, Avelo - we’re so glad you’re here!”

Newport News Economic Development Authority Board of Directors Chair Jennifer Smith- Brown said, “We welcome the arrival of Avelo Airlines and the impact that the company’s presence will have on the airport. With service to and from a variety of popular destinations, passengers will have many options for leisure travel, which will create opportunities to stimulate the Peninsula’s economy. When the Airport wins, we all win.” 

Two Nonstop Fun-in-the-Sun Destinations

Orlando Theme Park Capital of the World • Wonder awaits in Orlando with endless excitement and unforgettable adventures. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

Fort Lauderdale A South Florida Haven • The reasons to visit Fort Lauderdale are as abundant as the sun and palm trees. There are over 300 sunny days a year, which gives visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, boating, diverse neighborhoods, events, attractions and unique “only-here” specialness that helps define Fort Lauderdale. With 24 miles of golden sandy beaches paired with waterfront dining and shopping, it’s easy to spend a day at the beach. With comfortable year-round temperatures, the Atlantic Ocean is always inviting to scuba divers, snorkelers, stand-up paddle boarders and jet skiers. The destination also boasts luxury hotels, museums, nightlife, shopping, casinos and family-friendly fun.

Fly PHF Sweepstakes

100 Airline Tickets Up for Grabs • The airline is celebrating its announcement of service to Newport News-Williamsburg by giving away 100 tickets in the Fly PHF Sweepstakes. Winners will receive a pair of roundtrip tickets to fly on any Avelo route. Sweepstakes entry details and rules are available at

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees. Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin. The American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft historically operating at many of the small hometown airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s “One Crew” value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding customer needs on the ground and in the air.

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