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July 24, 2021
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8 April 2021

New Airline Coming to MFR!

America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years, Avelo Airlines is coming to MFR

New Airline Coming to MFR!

America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years — Avelo Airlines — premiered today at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) with travel-inspiring routes and bag-packing low fares. Introductory one-way fares start at $19 on all routes.

Avelo will offer everyday low fares coupled with a smooth and convenient travel experience, flying non-stop unserved routes 4x weekly between BUR and MFR - Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. Flights are open for booking at aveloair.com starting today at 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT, The first flight is scheduled to arrive May 9, 2021.

“We are so pleased to partner with Avelo Airlines to make that connection between Burbank and the Rogue Valley.  Two very proud and cultural communities offering much different experiences; and now our communities are bridged by only a couple hours of travel.  Medford is 1 of 11 communities to make the first round of routes for Avelo’s brand new air service”, stated Jerry Brienza, Airport Director.

The airline will initially operate single-class, fuel-efficient 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft – offering a more comfortable experience than the regional aircraft often utilized by the airports Avelo serves. Avelo’s surprisingly low everyday fares include no change fees or call center fees for Customers who choose to make reservations by phone.

Avelo takes every precaution to protect Customer health at the airport and during their flight. Avelo airplanes are regularly cleaned and disinfected. Tray tables, galleys, lavatories and all other touch surfaces are sanitized every evening with Calla 1452 (hospital-grade) disinfectant. In addition to disinfecting and cleaning daily, Avelo treats the entire airplane regularly with an advanced antimicrobial protectant that kills viruses, germs and bacteria on all surfaces. This Zoono treatment forms a colorless, odorless protective shield and is safe to human contact.

Additionally, the cabin air is refreshed every two to three minutes by the Boeing 737’s top-down air filtration and ventilation system. The system directs air flow from the ceiling to the bottom of the seat — not front to back — and greatly reduces particle movement throughout the cabin. All Avelo airplanes operate with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters that remove 99.9% of air particles, including viruses like the coronavirus, in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

All Customers will receive a convenience package containing a hand sanitizer, as well as a bottled water and small snack.

Federal law requires everyone — including Avelo Customers and Crewmembers — to wear a face mask at the airport and on the aircraft (unless eating or drinking).

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