Avelo’s first Sarasota flight takes off from Wilmington Airport


Avelo Airlines’ first flight from Wilmington Airport (ILG) to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport took off on Thursday.

Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, utilizing Boeing 737 800 aircraft.

Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy stated, “Since taking flight in the Delaware Valley, our customers have discovered the convenience, reliability and affordability of flying Avelo at Greater Philly’s most travel-friendly airport — Wilmington Airport. With winter and the holidays coming up, Sarasota / Bradenton is the latest example of how Avelo is inspiring travel across the region with an irresistible mix of popular destinations to choose from.”

Sarasota Bradenton International CEO Rick Piccolo added, “We are pleased that Avelo Airlines is starting nonstop service between Philadelphia/Wilmington and the Sarasota / Bradenton area. This new nonstop route will provide customers a way to avoid big city congestion and fly from one convenient airport to another.” 

Avelo employs about 100 at its ILG base, including pilots, flight attendants, airport Crewmembers, aircraft maintenance technicians and supervisors.

It now offers nonstops to 15 destinations from the Delaware Airport. Raleigh-Durham, Greenville and Savannah are seasonal destinations that do not currently have flights from Wilmington. Service to San Juan will begin in the middle of this month.

  • Charleston, S.C. via Charleston International Airport (CHS)
  • Daytona Beach, Fla. via Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Fort Myers, Fla. via Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
  • Greenville / Spartanburg, S.C. via Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C. via Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
  • Nashville, Tenn. via Nashville International Airport (BNA)
  • Orlando, Fla. via Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Raleigh / Durham, N.C. via Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico via Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla. via Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
  • Savannah, Ga. / Hilton Head Island, S.C. via Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • Tampa, Fla. via Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. via Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
  • Wilmington, N.C. via Wilmington International Airport (ILM)