Flights to Orlando will Continue as Planned, Beginning November 16th
In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Avelo Airlines announced Thursday that all newly announced routes to Fort Myers have been postponed. This includes service from the Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM), as well as a number of other airports throughout the US. Affected travelers are being notified and will be refunded or offered alternate accommodations in lieu of their flights to Fort Myers. Service from BGM to Orlando via Orlando International Airport (MCO) will continue as planned, with the inaugural flight departing from BGM to MCO on November 16th.
“We will continue to monitor the rebuilding effort in Southwest Florida and look forward to establishing a base at RSW in the future and adding back the previously announced routes,” said Courtney Goff, Communications Manager for Avelo Airlines. “Avelo is always looking at new opportunities and cities to potentially add to BGM in the future. We are still working closely with our area partners and will continue to be involved in the community to strengthen awareness for future growth opportunities.”
“We understand this was a difficult decision for Avelo to make, but one that we support given the impact to Fort Myers and surrounding areas following Hurricane Ian,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. “Our hearts are with the people of Fort Myers in the aftermath of this devastating storm. When they rebuild their community, we hope to reestablish our direct flight to RSW.”
“Fort Myers and all areas impacted by Hurricane will build back better than before; when it does, BGM will have shown both Avelo and the flying public the need for additional routes,” said Broome County Commissioner of Aviation Mark Heefner. “Until then, we are excited for Avelo’s direct service to MCO to begin.”