Avelo Airlines triumphs: 100 days of Portland/Salem to Las Vegas and Los Angeles flights – Travel And Tour World


Avelo Airlines is marking a milestone as it reaches the conclusion of its initial 100 days of uninterrupted flights connecting the greater Portland/Salem region to Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and L.A.’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR).

On October 5, 2023, Avelo achieved a significant feat by becoming the first commercial airline to operate from Salem Municipal Airport in nearly 15 years. Avelo stands out as the exclusive carrier providing nonstop flights from SLE to the Entertainment Capital of the World and Southern California. Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Salem is strategically positioned, serving as a hub for nearly 100 cities, including prominent ones like Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Beaverton. Avelo’s introduction of services at SLE is particularly advantageous, given that 70% of Oregon’s population resides in the Valley, making travel to Southern California and Las Vegas more convenient than ever.

Since Avelo initiated operations at SLE in October, the airline has successfully served over 13,000 customers. Notably, Avelo boasts a flawless completion record, having not canceled a single flight since launching its services in Salem.

Avelo Airlines Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We’ve been very encouraged by the Customer response Avelo has received since launching exclusive commercial air service at Salem Municipal Airport. Avelo has made flying to Southern California and Las Vegas from the Mid-Willamette Valley region easier, faster, and more reliable than ever. We look forward to inspiring more people to travel to Southern California, Las Vegas, and the beautiful MidWillamette Valley this year.”

Salem Mayor Chris Hoy said, “This is about equity, supporting economic growth and creating jobs, and it’s about helping to connect our residents to their loved ones on the West Coast. These 100 days have brought us all of that, so I’m looking forward to the next 100 days, and then the next 100 days after that. The Willamette Valley is booming and being able to fly directly in and out of Salem is a huge win for us all.”

Travel Salem CEO and President Angie Villery said, “We appreciate Avelo Airlines’ vision and partnership in reaching this important milestone. Our community has eagerly embraced the convenience of being able to fly out of Salem. And we are delighted that travelers are now able to visit our region directly from these two key markets.”

The SLE-LAS and SLE-BUR routes operate twice-weekly (Sundays and Thursdays).

Exploring the Entertainment Capital of the World

Las Vegas stands as one of North America’s premier destinations for both business and leisure, offering a diverse array of attractions. From unparalleled entertainment and nightlife to thrilling sporting events, renowned hotels, exceptional dining experiences, bustling casinos, and extensive shopping options, Las Vegas has something for everyone. Just moments away from the glitz and glamour, outdoor enthusiasts can strike gold with a myriad of adventures, including hiking, water activities, off-roading, and top-rated golf courses.

The Most Convenient Way to Experience the Big Game

With the approaching Super Bowl, Avelo Airlines emerges as the ultimate and dependable choice for those looking to attend the big game in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a dedicated fan heading to the stadium or eager to immerse yourself in the weekend’s festivities, Avelo’s convenient and reliable service ensures customers can touch down in Vegas and seamlessly dive into the biggest weekend in football.

The Optimal Route to L.A.

Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) is surrounded by L.A.’s iconic beaches, dining, entertainment, shopping, and sun-soaked outdoor recreation. Whether travelers are departing or arriving, BUR offers a refreshingly convenient and hassle-free experience. Recognized as the 2019 “Best U.S. Airport” by Fodor’s Travel, BUR boasts seamless curbside pickup and dropoff, smaller crowds, unmatched speed for plane-to-carousel bag delivery, expedited TSA security lines, and short walking distances between the terminal and ground transportation, parking, and rental cars (in contrast to the time-consuming shuttle buses at L.A.’s larger airport). All these factors collectively establish BUR as the ultra-convenient and stress-free gateway to Los Angeles.

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