Avelo Expands Lexington Service

Avelo Airlines Expands Lexington Service with a Third Popular Florida Destination: Fort Myers

Introductory low one-way fares to Florida’s Gulf Coast start at $59

September 15, 2022 — Avelo Airlines announced today it is expanding service from Lexington, Kentucky with the addition of a third nonstop Florida route – Fort Myers. Avelo is the only airline offering the Bluegrass Region affordable, convenient and nonstop access into Fort Myers.

Introductory low one-way fares between Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) starting at $59* are available at AveloAir.com.

Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO said, “Lexington – we’re at it again! The addition of Fort Myers to our LEX schedule makes visiting Florida even more affordable and convenient. Bluegrass residents can now choose from three sun-soaked nonstop destinations — Orlando, Tampa and Florida’s majestic Southwest Gulf Coast. Say hello to quick, easy and cost-friendly hometown airport access to The Sunshine State when you travel with Avelo.”

Avelo is the only airline offering nonstop service from the Bluegrass Region to the most convenient airports in three of Florida’s most popular destinations.

With today’s addition of Fort Myers, Avelo now serves three popular Florida destinations nonstop from LEX. In July, Avelo announced its arrival at LEX with exclusive nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) beginning October 19 and Tampa International Airport (TPA) beginning on November 12.

Blue Grass Airport President and CEO Eric Frankl said, “Many in our community visit southwest Florida on a routine basis, so having an airline like Avelo with a large, comfortable aircraft and low fares that provides nonstop service to Fort Myers is awesome!  We are very excited about this announcement and would like to thank Avelo Airlines for continuing to add flights for travelers from Lexington and the central Kentucky region.”

Avelo will operate Boeing Next-Generation 737s on all its LEX routes. Avelo’s seasonal service to RSW will operate twice weekly beginning November 18.

Fort Myers (RSW) Route Departs Arrives
Starting Nov. 18, 2022 on Mondays and FridaysLEX-RSW7:20 p.m.9:25 p.m.
 RSW-LEX4:25 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Lexington’s Three Newest, Nonstop, Fun-in-the-Sun Destinations:

Fort Myers: Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Nestled along Southwest Florida’s clear turquoise Gulf waters is the town of Fort Myers. Good days come naturally here with Fort Myers’ secluded white sand beaches and relaxing waterfront resorts that nurture a sense of casual sophistication. Visitors can sway from shopping Fort Myers’ charming boutiques, to indulging in world-class dining, to enjoying a barefoot sunset stroll on the beach. It’s been well over a century since Thomas Edison put down roots in “The City of Palms” — yet the community still generates an exciting energy that attracts visitors from around the world. Fort Myers promises endless ways to enjoy a romantic getaway or an activity-packed fun-in-the-sun family retreat. 

Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World

Wonder awaits in Orlando with endless excitement and unforgettable adventures. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or a group of friends, Orlando is the perfect destination that ensures a memorable vacation filled with unique experiences for every visitor. While Orlando is known as the Theme Park Capital of the World for its incredible parks and attractions, there’s so much more to enjoy. The destination is also home to sizzling nightlife and a vibrant entertainment scene, craft breweries, wineries, professional sports teams and so much more.

Tampa: The Heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast

When it comes to Tampa Bay, picturesque scenery and 361 days of sunshine per year create an ideal setting for those ready to explore and discover new treasures. With some of the world’s top-rated beaches, Tampa is a year-round haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture – all in one of Florida’s most diverse travel destinations.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 31 popular destinations across the U.S., including its three bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Avelo Airlines is also home to “Free Ticket Tuesdays” – to learn more, follow Avelo on Instagram at @AveloAir. For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

About Blue Grass Airport

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport celebrates 77 years of commercial air service as Kentuckians “Get Going” with non-stop and connecting flights to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Serving as many as 1.4 million passengers annually, the airport focuses daily on fulfilling its vision of providing a welcoming approach connecting Kentucky and the world. The airport supports the region with approximately 3,475 jobs and a total economic output exceeding $370 million. Receive the latest airport news by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluegrassairport, or following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgairport.

Media Contact

Lauren Simmerman
Community Relations Manager
Blue Grass Airport