The last time a new airline flew in the United States, U.S. Airlines դեռ Continental Airlines was still flying, and baggage fees did not matter much.
It was 2007, the airline was Virgin America.
Fast forward to 2021. Virgin America has no other acquisition of Alaska Airlines in 2016, US Airways և Continental, also after their respective mergers with և United.
Andrew Levy, former CEO of Allegiant և United, says the changes have given travelers fewer options.
“We went to a very small number of airlines in the market,” he said. “I think the choice is always good.”
Join Avelo Airlines, the fledgling Levy airline launched in 2015 and launched in Southern California on Wednesday. The first flight. Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport Santa Rosa, California, gateway to the Northern California wine country.
Moreover, a mixture of Spanish bird (avenue) արագ Latin quick words (velo) aims to be a “softer, more subtle, kinder” budget airline, he said.
The airline is canceling small airports and routes without competition, or at least non-competitive routes, when the airline announced its first flights. Alaska Airlines then added Burbank-Santa Rosa.
As with its predecessor airline Allegiant ier Frontier and Spirit discount companies, Avelo offers low-cost, extra-charge seats for hand-checked bags.
“You pay for the things you value,” he said.
Avelo’s launch was delayed for about six months due to an epidemic. The airline investors have never said that, but NK admits that there were probably doubts about the wisdom of starting an airline when the trip was canceled.
“I’m sure there were people who thought, ‘Man, this is no longer a good idea,'” he said. “We raised money at a time when the background was completely different. … Everyone makes money. It has been a stable return for 10 years in a row. ”
The epidemic, at the same time, had the opposite view. The area of the airport was opened, the planes and parts were significantly cheaper. Levy estimates that Avelo paid a one-third pre-epidemic rate for its last two aircraft, saving millions of dollars.
“That’s why I feel really good about it,” he said.
Avelo Airlines. 5 Things Travelers Need to Know
►:It starts small on the West CoastAvello currently has three Boeing 737-800 aircraft և 11 indirect routes from Los Angeles’ Burbank Airport in the United States to smaller US West Airports, including Bozeman and Montana. Eugene, Oregon; և Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in suburban Phoenix. It is planned to have eight planes by the end of the year.
►:Tickets are sold only through the airlineBook on the airline’s website. Those who need to call the booking center, but will not be charged a booking fee, as many other airlines do.
►:Checked bag fees are at least $ 10 ներից cheaper than handbag fees at least initiallyAt major airlines, the rate is from $ 30 to $ 35 for the first bag.
►:There is no flight Wi-Fi as the initial flights are less than two hours. “The airline is waiting for the new technology before deciding to offer it on upcoming flights,” Levy said.
►:Food and beverage service is limited due to the epidemic, Trave travelers will receive a bottle of water և snack. Container food (all packaged) և drinks will be added in the future.
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