Starting March 26, Elite Airways is expanding air service to Portland Maine


Elite Airways LLC announced the expansion of air service at Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St Augustine with new nonstop service to Portland International Jetport (PMW) in Maine. The new service will start on March 26 and will operate on Saturdays southbound and Sundays northbound. Elite’s existing service between St Augustine and Newark will add a third day of flights from late March to mid-May, then return twice a week throughout the summer.

Elite Airways, renowned for its comfort and efficiency, maintains an impeccable safety record for its fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 jet airliners (50, 70 and 90 seats respectively). Elite Airways is pet-friendly, and all passengers receive free onboard snacks, beverages, advance seat assignments, no ticket change fees, and their first checked bag (including travel golf bags up to ‘at 50 lbs and 62 inches long) free. See website for more details.

“Elite Airways’ new nonstop flights provide a new economic connection point between St Johns County and Portland – one of Maine’s fastest growing metropolitan areas,” said Bruce Maguire, president of the County Airport Authority of St Johns, to local Historic City News reporters. “We are grateful for the partnership between Elite Airways management and the airport authority, which allows us to offer this expanded travel option that meets both business and leisure travel needs.”

Tickets start at $129* each way for nonstop passengers from St Augustine to Newark and $199* each way for nonstop passengers from St Augustine to Portland. For more information on Northeast Florida Regional Airport, visit: and tickets are available for sale at 877-393-2510 and

“Elite Airways is expanding its commercial air service to St Augustine with new nonstop service to our hometown of Portland Maine,” said John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways. “We think Mainers will appreciate having a new destination in Florida to explore – one with historic landmarks, pristine beaches and world-class resorts and golf courses.”

Today’s announcement is part of a wider rollout of Elite Airways’ spring and summer schedule along the East Coast and Florida as leisure air travel continues to bounce. In a separate statement, the airline announced expanded service to Vero Beach, Florida, with the resumption of its popular service from Newark on March 25, as well as the addition of new nonstop routes to Portland Maine and Westchester White Plains. , just north of New York.

“The expansion of service into NFRA by Elite Airways is a tribute to the growing demand for our North East destination and Elite’s support of our community,” said Richard Goldman, President and CEO, St Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches. & Convention Bureau. “We look forward to welcoming more Elite Airways travelers here to Florida’s historic coast.”

Pearsall added that the existing service between St Augustine and Newark is being well received by the community, so they are adding a third day this spring and will look for other opportunities to expand service to St Augustine over the coming year.

Elite Airways LLC was founded in 2006 by Pearsall and other airline veterans with the goal of providing passengers with a better travel experience along with nonstop flights, competitive prices and exceptional service.

Elite Airways is headquartered in Portland, Maine and is a US Part 121 carrier providing charter and scheduled services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. The airline’s routes connect underserved communities to popular destinations such as New York City/Newark NJ, White Plains NY, Orlando-Melbourne, St Augustine and Vero Beach FL and Portland ME. All scheduled flights are sold and operated by Elite Airways LLC, and available for purchase on or at 877-393-2510.

For Elite Airways flights, a passenger’s carry-on and first checked bag (up to 50 pounds and 62 inches long) are free. The fee is $50.00 for a second checked bag and $75.00 for the third checked bag per person. Each piece of checked baggage weighing between 51 and 70 pounds will incur a $50 fee in addition to the checked baggage fee. Each piece of checked baggage weighing between 71 and 100 pounds will incur a $100 fee in addition to the checked baggage fee. Visit for full details of our standard baggage service fee schedule. All prices are quoted in US Dollars ($USD) unless otherwise specified. Advance seat assignments are free, with the exception of emergency exit seats. The dates of advertised flights are subject to change in accordance with regulatory requirements. Check the TSA website for a list of prohibited items. Route times/dates are subject to FAA approval.


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