Charter flight operator Avelo Airlines is hiring about 150 employees for operations at Hollywood Burbank Airport, according to the company.

The announcement from airline gave no indication when it plans to start flights to and from the Burbank airport. It currently has no operations at the San Fernando Valley’s only commercial airfield.

Avelo, based in Houston, is a transportation startup with domestic commercial service. The company seeks pilots, flight attendants, aircraft maintenance technicians and supervisors, plus customer service and ramp workers.

The Avelo fleet currently consists of two Boeing 737 passenger jets.


Avelo, formerly known as Xtra Airways, is a subsidiary of Houston Air Holdings Inc. About a year ago, its Chief Executive Andrew Levy raised $125 million for the airline.


“As we grow, we’ll never stop finding ways to be an even better airline for our customers and our crewmembers,” the airlines said in a statement.” Because every crewmember shares an unbreakable commitment to deliver what we promise: insanely low fares, relentless reliability, life-improving convenience, a heartwarming smile and neighborly kindness. The result? An airline our crewmembers are proud to be a part of and our customers love flying.”