Avelo Airlines to send $ 1.2 million to Tweed Airport for terminal upgrades
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – Avelo Airlines has announced that it will send $ 1.2 million to the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority (HVN) for the modernization of the terminal, administration building, parking lot and other areas of the airport.
The changes, approved Thursday in a new tripartite agreement between Tweed, Avelo Airlines and long-term operator HVN Avports LLC, aim to improve the customer experience as Avelo prepares to begin operations at Tweed in the third quarter with regular non-stop service to a variety of popular destinations.
The $ 1.2 million approved Thursday will be used for short-term improvements to the airport’s existing terminal, which will provide a more comfortable experience for customers. This is in addition to Avports’ $ 2.8 million for further upgrades to the current terminal and airport infrastructure.
By the end of this year, Avelo plans to park three Boeing 737-700s at Tweed, which will add more than 100 crew members, including pilots, flight attendants, technicians and flight crew members. customer experience.
“As Avelo prepares to make Tweed-New Haven our first base on the East Coast, this airport investment will mark the beginning of a new era of choice, convenience and low daily fares for the South. Connecticut, ”said Andrew Levy, president and CEO of Avelo. .
HVN and Avports officials last month announced a major deal to move the airport forward with the more than $ 100 million project leading to a new carbon-neutral terminal, more flights to more destinations and eliminating the need for existing state and city subsidies.
“Last month, we took the first step towards long-awaited improvements to this airport, so that it can finally meet the needs of the region, thus contributing to the growth of jobs and economic activity,” said said Sean Scanlon, director of the Tweed Airport Authority. in a press release. “With today’s vote, we will begin to deliver on this promise of HVN as a more modern, dynamic economic engine that listens to and works with the neighboring community.”
Additional information on HVN and its planned changes can be found at thenewhvn.com.