Avelo announces first route from Lakeland Linder International Airport

The announcement Lakelanders have been waiting for has finally come.

An airplane flies in the sky. It is white and purple with Avelo printed across it.

Take to the skies on Avelo’s inaugural flights this summer.

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air

Get ready to pack your bags, LAL. In a press conference on Wednesday, March 27, Avelo Airlines announced the first destination it will fly to from Lakeland Linder International Airport.

Starting Thursday, June 13, you’ll be able to hop on a direct flight from Lakeland to New Haven, CT.

An aerial view of the city of New Haven, Connecticut. We see a large brick clock tower, green fields, and other city buildings surrounding it.

Did you know New Haven was one of the first planned cities in the US?

Photo from City of New Haven.

With a population of 138,000+, New Haven is one of the largest cities in Connecticut and is known for being the home of Yale University. Located on the northern shore of the Long Island Sound, it is also considered part of the New York City metropolitan area (think: you can get from Tweed New Haven Airport to Times Square in around two hours).

Flights will run on Thursdays and Sundays + start at $72, and you can expect flights to last just over two and a half hours.

If you’re itching to be one of Lakeland Linder’s first commercial passengers, tickets can be purchased for the inaugural flight to New Haven on Avelo’s website or through their mobile app.