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Avelo Airlines is bringing two new nonstop flights from Lexington to two Florida cities starting Oct. 19, 2022. (Avelo Airlines/Blue Grass Airport photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A new airline has landed in Kentucky.

Avelo Airlines introduced two nonstop flights from Lexington to two Florida cities on Thursday. 

The flights will begin this fall. Starting Oct. 19, Avelo will offer flights from the Blue Grass Airport to Orlando. Starting Nov. 12, it will add flights to Tampa.

These are Avelo's first flights to and from Kentucky. Eric Frankl, president and CEO of the Blue Grass Airport, said the "ultra-low-cost airline" will be "a tremendous benefit for central Kentucky passengers."

"To say that we are excited about this announcement would be an understatement," Frankl said. "The last several years in the aviation industry have been an enormous challenge for many communities, including ours, as air service continues to recover. For Avelo to make this announcement in the current environment is truly remarkable, and we are very appreciative."

Flights are ready to be booked starting at $39. Officials said the new Florida routes will be flown on Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

For more information about Avelo Airlines and the two new flights, including a schedule, click here.

To book a flight with Avelo, click here.

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