Avelo pares down service out of L.A. area

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The new discount airline Avelo will drop cities from its route map for the first time later this summer.
The new discount airline Avelo will drop cities from its route map for the first time later this summer. Photo Credit: Avelo Airlines

The new discount airline Avelo will drop cities from its route map for the first time later this summer. 

The carrier, which currently flies 11 routes, all originating at Burbank Airport in the Los Angeles metroplex, will suspend service to Grand Junction, Colo., and Bozeman, Mont., on Sept. 15. 

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Customer demand, explained an Avelo spokesperson, is insufficient to justify continuing operations on those routes beyond the summer, though Avelo will reevaluate returning to both markets next summer. 

"The airline business comes down to flying when and where our customers want to go -- safely, comfortably and at the right price," the carrier said. "Just like every other airline, we will continuously adjust our schedule -- adding and removing capacity to match customer demand, preferences and seasonal travel shifts."

Avelo launched operations in late April, then announced in early May that it would begin East Coast operations based out of New Haven Airport in Connecticut by the early fall. An announcement about the initial destinations Avelo will serve from New Haven will be made later this summer, the spokesperson said. In addition, Avelo plans to announce "several" new West Coast destinations in the near future. 

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