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.