From Nov. 16, Avelo will launch flights from BGM to each Fort Myers (RSW) and Orlando (MCO) in Florida. The routes will every be operated 2X-weekly, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
BGM will change into the primary airport in New York state served by Avelo, which can have no competitors on both of the Florida routes. US Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-New York) famous in an announcement that BGM will obtain $5.1 million over the subsequent 5 years by way of the infrastructure laws handed by Congress final yr, which he mentioned helped persuade Avelo to serve the airport and can allow BGM to develop its services to draw extra air service.
The Avelo routes, to be operated with Boeing 737 plane, add a second and third vacation spot to BGM’s route map. The airport is at present served solely by 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 flights to Detroit (DTW), operated by Delta Air Strains regional subsidiary Endeavor Air.
Binghamton would be the thirty first vacation spot served by Avelo, which has steadily constructed its community following its April 2021 launch.
BGM is the fourth new route from Fort Myers announced recently by the airline. At present served by Avelo from Tweed New Haven (HVN) in Connecticut, RSW will see the airline additionally add service in November to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (AZO) and Lansing (LAN) in Michigan and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) in North Carolina.
Avelo opened a base at MCO in June.