MFR hosts small celebration ceremony for new budget airline

MEDFORD, Ore. — A small ceremony was held at the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport earlier this evening to celebrate the airport’s newest budget airline, Avelo Airlines.

Avelo Airlines is offering one-stop routes between Hollywood-Burbank Airport and 11 other destinations along the West Coast, including Medford.

Kicking off its service, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares at $19.

The first flight into Medford was greeted with a water arch from the MFR Aircraft and Firefighting Rescue.

“We’re really, really humbled to be part of the first round of Avelo’s service. Not only will we be sending people to L.A.’s wonderful basin, but we expect the L.A. basin will also be coming up here,” said Airport Director, Jerry Brienza.

Travel Medford was also there to celebrate with a ‘Taste of the Rogue’.

Complimentary tastes of Cliff Creek Cellars wine, Caldera Brewery beverages, and Harry and David truffle chocolates were available for travelers to test out.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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