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For Immediate Release

Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport welcomes investment in local economy with new Avelo Airlines crew base

SANTA ROSA, CA | January 30, 2024

Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport today announced that Avelo Airlines on May 1 will open a crew base at the airport, which is expected to create up to 50 local jobs including pilots, flight attendants and aviation maintenance technicians. The move highlights Sonoma County’s value and importance as a destination and regional transportation hub. Avelo will initially base two Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft at STS in addition to employees.

“It’s wonderful to see our airline partners furthering their commitment to Sonoma County and the greater North Bay region,” said Supervisor David Rabbitt, chair of the Board of Supervisors. “My best wishes go out to Avelo as they start their base operations at Sonoma County Airport.” 

“We’re very excited for the next chapter in this great partnership with Avelo Airlines,” said Airport Manager, Jon Stout. “We’re looking forward to the new connections and operations this will bring to our community, and all the benefits of an Avelo crew base here at STS.” 

“STS is our kind of hometown airport – friendly, fast and easy,” said Avelo Airlines Founder, Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “As the inaugural destination of Avelo’s first flight in 2021, the Bay Area has a special spot in our history. Since then, more than 300,000 Customers have experienced Avelo’s everyday low fares, convenience and reliability flying to and from STS. We are very excited about the platform for growth the airport offers Avelo, and the meaningful employment and economic impact our investment will bring to the region.” 

Currently, Avelo serves four nonstop destinations from STS:

  • Bend / Redmond, OR (RDM)
  • Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
  • Los Angeles / Burbank, CA (BUR)
  • Palm Springs, CA (PSP)

Avelo offers flights to RDM twice weekly (Mondays and Fridays); LAS up to four days per week (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays); BUR every day except Wednesdays; and PSP up to four days per week (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays).

Avelo is also offering expanded roundtrip flights between STS and LAS on Feb. 9 and Feb. 12 to serve travelers heading to the Super Bowl.


About Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS)

Located in the heart of Northern California’s world-renowned Wine Country, STS is the only airport that offers scheduled air service into the North Bay region. Outbound destinations include Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Burbank, Palm Springs, Portland, Bend, Seattle, Dallas, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Las Vegas. All Airlines offer a wide range of connecting flights to destinations in the continental U.S., Mexico, and beyond.

Offering a hassle-free experience with shorter lines and an easier commute for North Bay residents, the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport also features convenient ground transportation, easy and affordable parking with 2-hours free and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.  On site dining options include Tap & Pour, Crush Wine Lounge, Runway Wellness & Express Spa, Apple Spice, and Costeaux on the Go.

For additional airport information, follow Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Charles M. Schulz — Sonoma County Airport

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers travelers time and money-saving convenience, everyday low fares, and a refreshingly smooth, caring and reliable travel experience. Operating a fleet of 16 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 43 popular destinations across the United States, including its six bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

For more information visit or the Avelo Newsroom at

Media Contacts:
Jon Stout, Sonoma County Airport Manager
(707) 565-7243

Dan Virkstis, Communications Specialist 
(707) 565-3040