Update: Avelo suspending flights to Wilmington, NC, Myrtle Beach, Nashville and Daytona Beach in early 2024

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Wilmington Airport (ILG) will be less busy during January and February.

The Avelo Airlines schedule shows no flights scheduled several destinations beginning in early January. Exempt are most Florida destinations.

The Houston-based airline announced the following routes will return in the spring or summer

  • Seasonally suspend during the dates listed: Daytona Beach (Jan. 6-Mar. 6), Myrtle Beach (Jan. 8-Mar. 7), Nashville (Nov. 28- Dec. 7 and Jan. 9 – Mar. 6), Wilmington, NC (returns Mar. 14). A pubished resort incorrectly indicated that service to other Florida destinations would be suspended.
  • Routes suspended through April 30, 2024: Savannah, Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC and Raleigh/Durham, NC.
  • Service with no interruptions – Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Sarasota and San Juan.

Avelo spokesperson Courtney Goff said routes suspensions are due to scheduled heavy maintenance on jets coupled with the delayed arrival of aircraft slated to join Avelo’s fleet. Avelo acquires and refurbishes older jets and currently has a fleet of 16 737s.

“As the Q1 timeframe typically does have lower demand in these markets, we chose to utilize this time to lessen frequencies and seasonally exit so planes are in a good position for peak spring/summer travel. The helps us have even better reliability and creates a better experience for our customers,” Goff wrote in an Email message.

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On the plus side, Avelo will offer as many as five flights a week to from Wilmington to Orlando.

For now, $39 to $49 one-way fares will go away in January, although Avelo is known to hold flash sales. Checked and overhead baggage and seat assignments are extra.

Avelo bases two Boeing 737s and has a workforce of about 100 at Wilmington (ILG)

Avelo, is ending service between its base in New Haven, CT and Melbourne, FL on Florida’s Space Coast, with no resumption date listed. Earlier this year, Wilmington was originally slated for flights to the Florida airport. However, the route was dropped before any flights took place from the Delaware Airport.

Interestingly enough, the Melbourne airport reported it will be the site of a $100 million maintenance center for Dassault Falcon Jet. Dassault vacated its unionized maintenance and paint shop space at Wilmington Airport a couple of years ago.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that continued service to Wilmington, NC was not showing up on the company’s booking site)

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