ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Tuesday, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) announced its newest airline.

Avelo Airlines is preparing to offer two-hour plane rides to Orlando, Florida, saying the trip won't break the bank.

The flights will take between 145 to 189 passengers twice a week to the Sunshine State.

"The one we're going to be utilizing here is one of our bigger ones that holds in the 180 range. So, we're excited that we'll be able, we can offer more space, American-made planes, and you won't have to sit on a really tight 50 seater,” said Courtney Goff, the communications manager for Avelo Airlines.

It's the only airline at CHO that will be going non-stop to the theme park region. For now, one-way tickets will cost just $49.

"Tickets right now are starting at a special fair for $49 one way. That will be available for the next week, until the 28th,” said Goff.

The airline started in 2021 as a way to get people moving.

"Our purpose is to inspire travel. So we do that with low fares, reliability, and a convenient airport. And that's what CHO offers,” said Goff.

It's a big day for the people at CHO as well.

"It's a very exciting day. We've been wanting to have service to Florida for a long time. It's our biggest market that we're not serving. And it's just a wonderful day for the area to be able to have direct service to Florida for us,” said chair of the Charlottesville-Albemarle joint airport, Don Long.

Avelo becomes the fourth airline at CHO, offering flights alongside American, Delta, and United. Officials at the airport hope that more planes will continue to come to their gates.

"We are open to any airline that wants to come here. We want to encourage everyone. We work with our carriers that are already here to increase our options, as well as bring in any additional airlines in that we can. We've got plenty of space for more airlines,” said Long.

According to officials, this new airliner won't impact the infrastructure or flow of the airport.

"All of the infrastructure is here to handle this type of aircraft. The airport can handle this type of operation and many more like it,” said Greg Campbell, the director of the Virginia Department of Aviation.

CHO is Avelo's 34th airport and its planes have flown more than 1.7 million customers so far on roughly 14,000 flights.

The first flight out of Albemarle County will be on May 3. It will then have departures every Monday and Friday., with Boeing 737 planes leaving from Gate 2.

For more information on Avelo and where to buy tickets, click here.