Airline notes: Avelo’s flash sale; Southwest adds nonstop Belize service in March

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People who complain about Avelo Airlines fares being too high might want to take a look at a flash sale.

The carrier announced a 50% off sale for all flights in September. Avelo serves 47 destinations spanning 25 states and Puerto Rico. 

The 50% off sale is available on travel between September 1 and September 30 and must be booked by August 8. Customers can make reservations by applying the promotion code “Sept50 at AveloAir.com.

The discount means a round-trip from Wilmington to Charleston can cost $58. Add in a checked bag, and the fare rises to about $150. The same ticket on Greyhound would run $120 or about $200 on Amtrak.

The post-Labor Day period is slow for airlines and ends with the Thanksgiving rush.

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As noted above, baggage, early boarding, and seat assignments are extra. However, flights can be changed or canceled online on short notice at no extra charge.

Flights to some destinations end later this fall but are included. The exception is Savannah, where the Avelo schedule indicates service will end after Labor Day. The flight schedule does show that service to Myrtle Beach will continue into February, with three weekly flights in the early fall, up from two.

On the 10th of this month, another announcement is scheduled regarding Wilmington service.

Based on the number of parked cars and terminal activity at Wilmington Airport (ILG), a lot of people are flying out of the Delaware airport, although expect some changes.

You will also hear more talk about a new terminal, something we have previously mentioned. Of course, any major project would be years away.

If passenger traffic holds up, the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the airport operator, can make some tweaks to the terminal. While conditions are tight in the boarding area, flights are scheduled to minimize crowding.

Southwest adds flights in time for March spring break

At Baltimore-Washington Marshall Airport, Southwest Airlines is looking ahead to Spring Break.

Beginning March 9, nonstop service will be offered on Saturday to Belize. The same day, Southwest will also resume seasonal international service on Saturdays nonstop to and from Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos and Los Cabos.

There is no nonstop service between Philadelphia, Belize, and Los Cabos.

Also, on March 9, the airline resumes seasonal nonstop service on weekends between  BWI and Panama City, FL. The airline also resumes nonstop service on some days of the week in March to Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, FL

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