Avelo Airlines is flying the University of Connecticut Men’s NCAA championship basketball team to Washington, D.C. today to participate in a White House victory ceremony hosted by President Joe Biden.
Avelo Airlines has been a partner of UConn Athletics since January 2022.
“As a proud partner of UConn Athletics, we are honored to have the privilege of flying the Huskies to Washington, D.C. to meet the president,” said Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy. “We applaud and share the team’s unrivaled commitment to excellence and teamwork. Congratulations and we look forward to welcoming you aboard this hard-earned and well-deserved trip to the White House.”
Avelo is flying the team on one of its 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737 jetliners. The flight departed Bradley International Airport at approximately 10:40 a.m. this morning for Washington’s Dulles International Airport. The flight lasted approximately 90 minutes. Avelo will fly the team back to Hartford later today.
“UConn’s selection of Avelo for this historic mission is a strong vote of confidence in the industry-leading reliability and caring Soul of Service our team works tirelessly to deliver every day on every flight,” Levy added.