Avelo’s Orlando Flight Not Returning to Dubuque in 2024

Avelo Airlines informed the Dubuque Regional Airport on July 1 that Dubuque will not be included in Avelo’s flight schedule for the fourth quarter of 2024.

Avelo had planned to resume direct flights from Dubuque to Orlando in November but said aircraft availability and increasing costs at Orlando International Airport factored into the decision.

Avelo announced similar decisions yesterday for five other Orlando “spoke” airports it served: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek (AZO), Greater Binghamton (BGM), Brownsville/South Padre (BRO), Central Wisconsin (CWA), and Central Region/Lansing (LAN).

Dubuque Regional Airport Manager Todd Dalsing was disappointed with Avelo’s decision, noting the popularity of the Orlando flight last year as evidenced by 80-90% load factors during peak travel times.

“The Orlando flights Avelo offered were very popular, running very strong load factors during core travel periods,” said Dalsing.  “Passengers reported positive flights and passenger experiences at the airport were well-received.”

Dalsing said conversations with Avelo regarding service in 2025 are ongoing as well as discussions with other airlines to explore new flights and destinations at the Dubuque Regional Airport.

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