New Airline Coming to McGhee Tyson Airport Offering Service to a New Northern City

New Airline Coming to McGhee Tyson Airport Offering Service to a New Northern City

McGhee Tyson Airport is expanding, announcing a new partnership with Avelo Airlines Tuesday. Avelo will offer flights to New Haven, Connecticut, twice weekly.

The flights start on May 9 and will run on Thursdays and Sundays. One-way fares will start at $62.

“Knoxville – say hello to Avelo! We’re excited to introduce Knoxville to Avelo’s low fares, travel-friendly convenience and industry-leading reliability,” Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said. “Getting to Southern Connecticut and everything the greater New England and New York regions have to offer will now be easier than ever. This exclusive nonstop service will also make exploring the abundance of vibrant urban and outdoor experiences Knoxville and The Great Smoky Mountains offer a fast and seamless journey for Connecticut visitors.”

The flights will head to Tweed-New Haven Airport. Best known for being the home of Yale University, New Haven is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

“The addition of Avelo Airlines to McGhee Tyson Airport is a reflection of the overall growth of our community and the demand for new flights and destinations,” said Brian Simmons, Chair of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners. “Today’s announcement is a meaningful step forward in our efforts to recruit flights that are affordable, convenient and important to the tourism growth of our region. We welcome Avelo Airlines to East Tennessee and look forward to building this new service together.”

McGhee Tyson also offers nonstop, roundtrip flights to New York City via Allegiant.

Story courtesy of WVLT

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