While the Covid-19 epidemic has a significant impact on airlines, several entrepreneurs in the area are using the problem to launch new enterprises. The United States has been waiting a long time for a new airline to take off from its airports. Many people believe it has been nearly 15 years, since the launch of any airline in the U.S where the number of prospective routes appears to be unlimited and many are still underserved.
Andrew Levy, the former president of Allegiant Airlines, bought the charter airline XTRA Airways in 2018. He rebranded the firm Avelo and intended to transform it into a low-fare, customer-focused airline with scheduled service from minor airports serving big metropolitan areas.
Avelo began operations on the West Coast in Hollywood Burbank (BUR), California, with flights to 11 destinations in California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona including Santa Rosa, Bozeman Yellowstone, Ogden- Salt Lake, and Phoenix-Mesa.
On West Coast flights, the airlines will utilise Boeing 737-800s, while on East Coastlines, it will use Boeing 737-700s.
Breeze Airways, located in Salt Lake City, is another new market entry that promises to be a low-cost carrier that focuses on routes that don’t currently have nonstop service, including some locations where larger airlines have pulled back.
David Neeleman, an aviation veteran who previously launched numerous airlines, notably the low-cost WestJet and Morris Air, which was bought by Southwest, founded the firm in June 2018.
The airline now serves 16 locations in the country’s northeast, southeast and midsouth. Although its flights are one-way, many of them depart from Tampa (TPA), Charleston (CHS), Norfolk (ORF), and New Orleans (MSY), Tulsa, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Richmond, Providence and more cities are also served by its route network.
Connect Airlines is being formed by the company Waltzing Matilda Aviation, a charter airline located in Boston.
We know a lot less about Connect Airlines, which is not scheduled to debut until the end of October 2021.
This U.S airline will not be based in the United States. Instead, it will be based at Toronto Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ) and will connect Toronto to many US cities.
The airline’s target market will be business travellers. It will fly major routes for business passengers and provide a premium service.
Porter Airlines, a Canadian airline located in Toronto Billy Bishop (YTZ) that flies to the United States and targets business passengers, is expected to be a major competitor.