NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Avelo Airlines and the Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) are launching a “Pick and Pack” sweepstakes that offers 25 Connecticut residents a free pair of tickets.
The announcement is being made ahead of the newest airline’s arrival this fall. Beginning Thursday, if you are a Connecticut resident over the age of 18, you can enter the sweepstakes to win two roundtrip tickets through Avelo Airlines.
The tickets last for up to six months and are available for any location that flies out of the airport. You are able to enter up until August 23, 2021.
“People love to travel to new places and I think coming back to New Haven with Avelo, bringing low accessible fares that are part of being inclusive and allowing people to really get to a new destination, explore other places and visit family,” said Jorge Roberts, the CEO of Avports, which runs Tweed-New Haven Airport.
Some flights will begin taking off as soon as November of this year!
“We are excited about Avelo’s arrival at HVN and the new era of choice, affordability and service in air travel we’ll bring to Connecticut,” said Avelo Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “The Pick and Pack Sweepstakes is a great way for us to introduce Avelo to the region and hear where you hope we’ll fly. We’re looking forward to welcoming you aboard this fall.”
HVN will be Avelo’s second base, following its launch of service at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) last April. Avelo will operate single-class, fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 NextGen aircrafts at HVN to provide a more comfortable, mainline jet experience versus the smaller regional jets that currently serve the airport.
Avelo is investing $1.2 million into HVN to help upgrade and modernize facilities and operations. The airline will employ more than 100 crew members at HVN by the end of the year, including pilots, flight attendants, customer support personnel and technicians, most locally hired.
Avelo’s investment is part of a $100 million project for a new terminal and extended runway at HVN spearheaded by airport operator Avports that will result in the overall creation of up to 11,000 jobs in the HVN community.
How to enter the “Pick and Pack” sweepstakes
CT residents must visit the Avelo Airlines registration webpage and select a destination they would like to fly to. The airline also asks participants to snap a picture or video of themselves and their travel partner using the hashtag #AveloPickandPackSweepstakes or tag @AveloAir.
20 winners will be randomly picked through their website and five winners will be selected based on their social media posts.