Elite Airways

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Elite Airways
Eliteairwayslogo-F.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
7Q MNU MAINER
Founded 2006
Commenced operations 2014
Hubs
Focus cities
Fleet size 11
Destinations 13
Company slogan Love to Fly Again
Headquarters Portland, Maine, U.S.
Website http://res.eliteairways.net/

Elite Airways is an airline based in the United States operating charter and scheduled passenger flights. The air carrier is headquartered in Portland, Maine.[1]

Elite Airways LLC was founded in 2006 and received FAA Part 121 scheduled certification in 2012.[2] When the airline obtained its scheduled authority it announced it would begin scheduled passenger flights to and from Orlando Melbourne International Airport, the airline's operating base; the first scheduled passenger route was announced on July 28, 2014 when the airline said it would begin twice-weekly services between Melbourne and Washington Dulles International Airport on September 8 that year.[3] Flights went on sale August 25, 2014 utilizing Branson Air Express as the ticketing airline.[4]

In November the airline began operating the Branson Air Express flights from Branson Airport to Chicago Midway Airport and Houston Hobby Airport.

The airline announced that service from Northern Colorado's Fort Collins-Loveland Airport to both Newark Liberty International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport would begin on August 27, 2015.[5]

The airline subsequently announced flights starting December 10, 2015 from Vero Beach Municipal Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport,[6] representing the first-ever commercial scheduled jet service at Vero Beach airport.

In early 2016, Elite Airways introduced scheduled service from Naples Municipal Airport in southwest Florida to Newark Liberty, Orlando Melbourne, Vero Beach and Portland International Jetport in Maine, representing the first commercial services at Naples Municipal Airport since 2006.[7]

In March 2016, the airline announced the restart of twice-weekly service between Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport starting May 23, 2016.[8]

On April 15, 2016, the airline announced that it would begin regular flight operations at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York. The airline announced service to three destinations: Orlando-Melbourne, FL; Myrtle Beach, SC; and Portland, ME.[9] Flight service began at Long Island MacArthur Airport the morning of June 17, 2016 [10] On December 7, 2016, the airline announced it would begin non-stop service from Long Island to Newport News, VA beginning in March 2017,[11] and on December 13, 2016, the airline announced plans to further expand service from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Vero Beach, FL.[12]

Beginning April 27, 2017, Elite Airways begins its first international service, flying between Orlando Melbourne International Airport and South Bimini Airport in The Bahamas.

As of August 2016, the airline operates a fleet of one Bombardier CRJ100 and five Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft both fitted with 50 passenger seats and five Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft fitted with 70 seats.[13]

Fleet[edit]

The Elite Airways fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[14]

Elite Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Notes
Bombardier CRJ100ER 1 0
Bombardier CRJ200ER 4 0
Bombardier CRJ200LR 1 0
Bombardier CRJ701ER 5 0 All CRJ700 were previously owned by Lufthansa CityLine
Total 11 0

Destinations[edit]

Elite Airways operates both scheduled and charter flights to the following destinations :

Current destinations[edit]

Bahamas
Canada
United States

Future destinations[edit]

Terminated destinations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Elite Airways. Retrieved on May 13, 2016. "50 Portland Pier, Suite 300 Portland, ME 04101"
  2. ^ ELITE AIRWAYS, AMERICA’S NEWEST AIRLINE, PREPARES FOR TAKE-OFF, Elite Airways PR via EAS Flights blog, November 6, 2012, retrieved 2014-04-24
  3. ^ Anderson, J. Craig. Maine-based Elite Airways takes flight path to expansion, Portland Press Herald, July 28, 2014, Retrieved 2014-07-31
  4. ^ Price, Wayne T., Fares on sale for new Elite Airways flights at Melbourne airport, Florida Today, August 25, 2014, Retrieved 2014-08-25
  5. ^ a b Muserallo, Sean. "Rockford airport to serve Denver, New York City areas". www.wrex.com. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Elite Airways flights from Vero Beach to Newark begin Dec. 10". www.tcpalm.com. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  7. ^ Elite Airways cleared for landing in Naples, Naples Florida Weekly, February 11, 2016, Retrieved 2016-05-03
  8. ^ Young, Craig. Loveland flights to Rockford resume May 23, Reporter Herald, March 8, 2016, Retrieved 2016-05-03
  9. ^ Ruud, Candice. [1] "Newsday" April 15, 2016
  10. ^ Chang, Sophia. [2] "Newsday" June 17, 2016
  11. ^ Pascale, Jordan. [3] "The Virginian-Pilot" December 7, 2016
  12. ^ Caddell, Catherine. [4] "TC Palm/USA Today" December 13, 2016
  13. ^ Non-stop Flights, Elite Airways, Retrieved 2014-04-24
  14. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 38. 
  15. ^ http://www.pressherald.com/2017/05/03/elite-airways-announces-portland-flights-to-halifax/
  16. ^ "About Elite Airways". pwm.eliteairways.net. Archived from the original on 2016-04-24. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  17. ^ http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20160906/elite-airways-to-bring-maine-flights-to-sarasota-bradenton-international-airport
  18. ^ "Elite Airways launches Vero Beach-Newark ticket sales; city getting terminal ready". tcpalm.com. October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Elite Airways to offer nonstop Portland flights to Bar Harbor, New York - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram". The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram. 2016-04-22. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  20. ^ "Elite Airways to fly from Portland International". www.seattlepi.com. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  21. ^ Cranney, Joseph. With low passenger counts, Elite Airways ends its service in Naples, Naples Daily News, March 30, 2017, retrieved 2017-04-10
  22. ^ Gounley, Thomas. Branson Airport’s 2015 service begins to take shape, Springfield News-Leader, December 27, 2014, Retrieved 2015-01-02
  23. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/267469/elite-airways-adds-seasonal-domestic-us-routes-in-s16/

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