New airline will offer $39 nonstop flights from Lexington to Tampa, Orlando

Lexington, Ky (Contributed Report) – Avelo Airlines today announced it will begin serving Lexington, Kentucky this fall with exclusive nonstop service to two popular Florida destinations. Avelo will begin serving Orlando starting October 19 and Tampa beginning November 12. 

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “Lexington– Say hello to Avelo! We are excited to add Kentucky’s Bluegrass region to Avelo’s nationwide network of popular destinations. Getting to the Sunshine State is now easier and more affordable than ever. These two sun-soaked destinations are an ideal fall and winter retreat. Avelo’s refreshingly convenient, reliable and caring service ensures our Central Kentucky Customers will arrive relaxed and ready for some fun in the sun.” 

Introductory fares between Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) start at $39*. Customers can make reservations at

Blue Grass Airport President and CEO Eric Frankl said, “To say that we are excited about this announcement would be an understatement. An ultra-low-cost airline like Avelo—providing service between Lexington and two Florida destinations—will be a tremendous benefit for central Kentucky passengers. The last several years in the aviation industry have been an enormous challenge for many communities, including ours, as air service continues to recover. For Avelo to make this announcement in the current environment is truly remarkable, and we are very appreciative.” 

The new routes will operate on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Flight dates and times below: 

Orlando – Starting at $39*
Inaugural Flight — Oct. 19 (Wed.)LEX-MCO6:30 p.m.8:25 p.m.
MCO-LEX2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Effective Oct. 20 – Oct. 23 (Thur. and Sun.)LEX-MCO8:00 p.m.9:55 p.m.
MCO-LEX5:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Effective Oct. 26 – Nov. 9 (Wed. and Sat.)LEX-MCO9:20 a.m.11:15 a.m.
MCO-LEX6:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Effective Nov. 12 (Wed. and Sat.)LEX-MCO2:55 p.m.4:50 p.m.
MCO-LEX6:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.
Tampa – Starting at $39*
Effective Nov. 12 (Wed. and Sat.)LEX-TPA9:15 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Effective Nov. 12 (Wed. and Sat.)TPA-LEX12:10 p.m.2:10 p.m.

Two Nonstop Fun-in-the-Sun Destinations:

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Wonder awaits in Orlando with endless excitement and unforgettable adventures. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

Tampa: The Heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast

When it comes to Tampa Bay, picturesque scenery and 361 days of sunshine per year create an ideal setting for those ready to explore and discover new treasures. With some of the world’s top-rated beaches, Tampa is a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture – all in one of Florida’s most diverse travel destinations.

A Different, Better and More Affordable Travel Experience

At Avelo, there are no change or cancellation fees. Avelo offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.

The American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft historically operating at many of the small hometown airports Avelo serves. Customers may choose from several seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating.

Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s “One Crew” value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 29 popular destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at