Xtra Airways has now rebranded to Avelo Airlines in April 2021 after the current CEO, Andrew Levy, acquired Xtra Airways in August 2018.
The airline was founded in 1987 in the name of Casino Express Airlines and commenced operations in 1989. It was operating domestically in the U.S during that time using the Boeing 737-200 aircraft. As the airline expanded, it started operating charter flights for different client bases including sports teams, corporates, etc.
In 2005, the airline changed its name to Xtra Airways and moved its base to Boise, Idaho. In 2016, the airline started operating the Boeing 737-800 alongside its Boeing 737-400 aircraft. The airline is now owned by Andrew Levy, who is a former CFO of United Continental Holding and the Co-founder of Allegiant Air. It is expected that the airline will announce its scheduled services by the end of 2020.
Baggage allowance depends on the airline that Xtra Airways is representing.
Baggage allowance issued to the ticket should be clearly stated to your e-ticket or at the time of booking.
As a general rule, any baggage exceeding 32kg would not be accepted by the airline due to Health and Safety regulation.
Xtra Airways passengers had to check in at the airport since the airline didn't offer online check in.
Online check-in is not available for this airline.
As online check-in is not available, passengers must check-in at the airport.
All passengers should proceed to the airport check-in counters or the self-service kiosks to complete check-in. Check-in location should be clearly marked by signs and directed from the departure information board. In order to check-in, passengers must check-in on-time with the valid photo travel document including passport, driving licence or birth certificates.
As a charter airline that operates routes based on demand, the airline isn't a member of any airline alliance as there are no benefits to the airline.
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Miami International (MIA), previously known as Wilcox Field, is the main airport serving Miami and surrounding areas in the United States. It is located 13km from the centre of Miami, serving over 160 destinations with over 1,000 daily flights. The regions that the airport serves include the Americas, Europe, Africa and Western Asia. There are four runways and three terminals to serve over 45.9 million passengers in 2019.
Airlines that operate to and from the airport include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Avianca, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Frontier Airlines, KLM, SAS, Turkish Airways, United Airlines, Volaris, WestJet and more.
As of July 2020, Xtra Airways operates with a fleet of Boeing B737-400 and B737-800 aircraft. The Boeing 737 aircraft are narrowbody aircraft that fly short to medium-haul routes.
The airline's original fleet was sold to Swift Air.
The destinations are yet to be announced by Xtra Airways. It will only operate charter flights in summer 2020 before releasing their full schedule before the end of 2020.
Despite the lack of clarity on the routes that the airline will be operating in the future, their decision on using the Boeing 737 shows that its ambition lay on the regional services in North America.