Elite Airways

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Elite Airways
Commenced operations 2012
Focus cities Melbourne International Airport
Fleet size 5
Headquarters Portland, Maine, USA
Website http://www.eliteairways.net/

Elite Airways is an airline based in the United States operating charter flights headquartered in Portland, Maine.

Elite was founded in 2006 and received FAA Part 121 scheduled certification in 2012.[1] When they obtained their scheduled authority they stated that the airline intended to begin scheduled passenger flights to and from Melbourne International Airport, the airline's operating base, although no scheduled passenger routes were announced until July 28, 2014 when the airline said it would begin twice-weekly service between Melbourne and Washington Dulles International Airport on September 8, 2014.[2] Flights went on sale August 25, 2014 utilizing Branson Air Express as the ticketing airline.[3]

In November the airline began operating the Branson Air Express flights from Branson Airport to Chicago Midway Airport and Houston Hobby Airport. For the summer 2015 season, Elite will operate from Branson to Houston and Denver.

The airline operates a fleet of five Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft fitted with 50 passenger seats.[4]


  1. ^ ELITE AIRWAYS, AMERICA’S NEWEST AIRLINE, PREPARES FOR TAKE-OFF, Elite Airways PR via EAS Flights blog, November 6, 2012, retrieved 2014-04-24
  2. ^ Anderson, J. Craig. Maine-based Elite Airways takes flight path to expansion, Portland Press Herald, July 28, 2014, Retrieved 2014-07-31
  3. ^ Price, Wayne T., Fares on sale for new Elite Airways flights at Melbourne airport, Florida Today, August 25, 2014, Retrieved 2014-08-25
  4. ^ Non-stop Flights, Elite Airways, Retrieved 2014-04-24

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