Avelo Airways is offering a flash sale for those who want a February getaway to Florida.
Passengers have to travel between Feb. 1 and Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Avelo launches flights to five Florida cities, beginning Feb. 1. The flights are typically twice weekly, with Orlando service occurring three times a week.
The half-off discount only covers fares that start at $39 one-way but does not cover fees, such as seat assignments and luggage charges,. Flights must take place between Wilmkington-New Castle (ILG) and the Florida cities. The lowest fares may not be available on all flights.
The fees can add $60 or more to a one-way fare. Baggage fees paid in advance of the flight are less expensive.
Avelo offers flights to the East and West coats, with no connections between the two.
On the East Coast, Breeze set up a focus city/hub in Hartford, CT, with Avelo doing the same in New Haven, CT. Avelo does not offer service from Wilmington to New Haven.
Avelo will base a Boeing 737 jet in Wilmington as it works to build traffic in a market that has seen the entry and exit of start-ups and established carriers over the years.
Earlier this year, Frontier Airlines dropped twice-weekly nonstop service to Orlando. The carrier, which also uses low base fares with fees for other services, has become the second-largest carrier operating out of Philadelphia International Airport.
American is the dominant carrier at the airport but has been cutting service to some destination due to flight crew shortages and reports that the Philadelphia hub is said to be less profitable than its other Eastern stronghold in Charlotte.
Correction: A previous version incorrectly listed an am time for the expiration and taxes are included in the base fare.