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Wilmington, Delaware is on the air world map. Again. Avelo launched operations on 1 February 2023, with Orlando the first of five initial destinations planned, and more on the horizon.
During the inaugural flight I sat down with CEO Andrew Levy to understand in more detail why he felt Wilmington was ready for long-term success with an airline - something that has eluded the airport and the state previously - and what other growth we can expect from Avelo in the years ahead.
Another close call for two aircraft, this time in Austin, TX. A Southwest 737 was cleared to depart ahead of an arriving FedEx 767. And they almost collided. Fortunately the FedEx pilots avoided a disaster.
Halifax, Vancouver, and Toronto will lose transatlantic service from Westjet this summer, owing to staffing shortages and aircraft utilization challenges. Given that the TATL market was red hot last year and expected to be similarly lucrative in 2023, that's a rough set of cuts.