Avelo Airlines rolling out new flights between Mesa and southern California

Air travelers will before long have new option to fly from the Valley to southern California.

Avelo Airlines, America’s first new mainline airline in quite a while, takes off for its first flight Monday morning from Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA).

Avelo Flight XP 109 departs at 7 a.m. with a scheduled arrival to the Valley at 8:25 a.m. The flight will be invited by a traditional water cannon salute performed by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Rescue and firefighting team.

At this moment, one-way flights between those airports are listed as either $19 or $24.

Avelo features non-stop flights on fuel-efficient, next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft. The carrier says flying into more modest airports implies shorter commutes, cheaper parking, shorter walks to the gate, and briefer taxiing times on the runway.