MOBILE, AL (September 7, 2023) – Mobile International Airport (BFM) proudly celebrates Avelo Airlines’ remarkable achievement, marking its 100th day of uninterrupted service between BFM and Orlando International Airport (MCO). This milestone underscores the resounding success of the partnership between Avelo Airlines and the Gulf Coast region, which has offered approximately 7,500 customers a convenient, dependable, and budget-friendly air travel option since launching the route in May, providing the only nonstop service to MCO on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Chris Curry, President of Mobile Airport Authority, praised the partnership, saying, "Avelo Airlines' first 100 days of service at Mobile International Airport have been extraordinary. This period has not only granted Gulf Coast residents convenient access to Orlando but has also placed Mobile on the map as a compelling destination. It's a dual achievement that expands travel options for our community while simultaneously elevating tourism into Mobile."
Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, "As we celebrate Avelo's first 100 days serving Mobile, we are excited by the initial response our exclusive nonstop route to Orlando has received. Our Mobile customers tell us they are thrilled by the convenience, affordability and reliability Avelo has brought to Alabama's Gulf Coast. There simply isn't an easier, faster or friendlier way to The Sunshine State. And with fall and winter right around the corner, we can't wait to see what the next 100 days brings."
Experience a Refreshingly Convenient and Affordable Journey
Avelo is the only airline serving BFM. Mobile International Airport offers a refreshingly fast, smooth and welcoming hometown airport experience. Its adjacency to downtown Mobile and I-10 make it the area’s most convenient and travel-friendly airport.
Avelo Airlines currently operates flights between BFM and MCO twice a week (Thursdays and Sundays) utilizing spacious Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners. The schedule has now been extended through February 14, 2024.
In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers offers the flexibility to change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also 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.
Avelo customers can also select from an array of seating options, including extra legroom seats and pre-reserved window and aisle seats, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable flight experience.
For booking, please visit Avelo Airlines' website at aveloair.com.
About Mobile Airport Authority
The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), Mobile International Airport (BFM), Brookley Aeroplex and St. Elmo Airport, generating $2 Billion in economic value for Alabama. Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines serve the Mobile Regional Airport, providing direct service to four major hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston. MOB is also home to Airbus Space and Defense.
Mobile International Airport (BFM), strategically located near the Port of Mobile, offers convenient nonstop service to Orlando, FL, through Avelo Airlines. BFM is a vital link to multimodal connectivity, integrating maritime, rail, trucking, and aviation operations. The airport proudly houses the Airbus Final Assembly Line, Airbus Engineering, ST Aerospace, and Continental Motors, showcasing its prominence in the aviation industry.
The Brookley Aeroplex, a thriving industrial complex, supports BFM’s operations, accommodating more than 90 businesses, including supply chain providers and others supporting the transportation industry.
St. Elmo Airport is located about 18 miles from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, primarily caters to corporate and private aircraft needs.