For Immediate Release
Avelo Airlines Continues Sonoma County Expansion with New Exclusive Nonstop Service to Central Oregon
Introductory one-way fares between STS and Bend start at $34
SANTA ROSA, CA | April 26, 2023
Avelo Airlines announced today it is expanding service at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) with new nonstop service to Bend, Oregon’s Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM). Avelo will be the only airline offering nonstop flights between California Wine Country and Central Oregon.
Avelo’s nonstop service between Sonoma County and RDM will begin on June 23 and operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays utilizing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. Introductory one-way fares will start at $34* and Customers can make reservations at AveloAir.com.
Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy said, “We’re growing again at STS! We are excited to announce more service from Sonoma County with this new nonstop route to Bend / Redmond. Our STS Customers know that Avelo is the most convenient and affordable way to get to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Palm Springs, now flying to Central Oregon is easier than ever – whether for vacation, a weekend getaway, or reconnecting with family and friends.”
STS Airport Manager Jon Stout said, “This new Avelo route between STS and RDM offers many benefits. Not only is it a quick and easy flight, but it also allows passengers to skip the hassle and congestion of larger airports. Both destinations offer world-class excursions from wine tasting and mountain biking to farm-to-table dining and microbreweries. We are excited about the new service and the visitors it will bring to Sonoma County.”
With the addition of Bend / Redmond, Avelo will now serve four nonstop destinations from STS. RDM joins LA’s best airport Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
Endless Outdoor Adventures in Bend / Redmond
Redmond visitors can experience quaint shops, historic buildings, a vibrant dining and brew scene, an outdoor public art gallery, charming parks, and more. Located in the heart of Central Oregon, and just minutes away from Smith Rock State Park, the Deschutes River and Redmond-Bend is the ideal place for visitors to start their adventure. Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) is just minutes from this idyllic Oregon retreat.
RDM Airport Committee Chair Sean Neary said, “This is an exciting time for travelers to and from Central Oregon. Adding another new nonstop destination further demonstrates the draw of Central Oregon tourism as well as our vibrant business community. We thank Avelo for entrusting Redmond with this opportunity at a time when many airlines are struggling to maintain routes and staffing. This is truly a testament to our community support and management.”
America’s Affordable and Convenient Airline
Avelo was founded with a vision to help its Customers save money and time. Since taking flight on April 28, 2021, Avelo has flown more than two million Customers on over 17,000 flights.
In addition to offering Customers everyday low fares on every route, Avelo Customers can always change or cancel their itineraries with no extra fees. Avelo also offers several unbundled travel-enhancing options that give Customers the flexibility to pay for what they value, including priority boarding, checked bags, carry-on overhead bags, and bringing a pet in the cabin.
Additionally, the American-made Boeing 737 jets Avelo flies offer a more spacious and comfortable experience than the small regional aircraft currently operating at most of the airports Avelo serves. Customers who value an advance seat assignment can choose from several modestly priced seating options, including seats with extra leg room, as well as pre-reserved window and aisle seating. One third of seats on Avelo aircraft are available for Customers who appreciate the comfort of extra legroom.
Avelo serves 43 destinations spanning 24 states. The airline has unlocked a new era of convenience, choice and competition in air travel by flying unserved routes to primarily underserved communities across the country. At least one airport on every Avelo flight is a small hometown airport – making every Avelo journey easier and more enjoyable.
At Avelo, every flight is also nonstop. This connection-free travel experience not only provides Avelo Customers with a faster and simpler travel experience, but also minimizes delays, cancellations and lost bags. In fact, Avelo has established itself as one of America’s most reliable airlines. In the first quarter of 2023, Avelo achieved the lowest flight cancellation rate and the second best on-time performance in the U.S. airline industry.
Avelo is distinguished by its Soul of Service culture. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air.
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 43 popular destinations across the U.S., including its five bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Delaware Valley’s Wilmington Airport (ILG) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). For more information visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.
Avelo Airlines, Courtney Goff
Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Jon Stout, Airport Manager
*Very low, one-way fares include government taxes and fees. Fares start at $34 between RDM and STS for travel completed by September 6, 2023. Fares must be booked by May 8, 2023. Fares are available on a limited number of flights and seats. Additional fees for carry-on and checked bags, assigned seats and other optional services may apply. A $20 charge per seated traveler applies to all bookings or changes made through Avelo's Customer Support Center. For full terms and conditions, please see Avelo’s Contract of Carriage.