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Business Observer Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021 4 months ago

Elite Airways resumes service at local airport

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Tickets for the twice-weekly flights will start at $199

Starting July 2, Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways will begin offering flights to White Plains Westchester County Airport, New York, from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

The company will continue flight service to Portland International Jetport in Maine. Passengers will be able to fly to White Plains twice weekly, on Fridays and Mondays. The flight tickets start at $199 each way. 

“Elite Airways is pleased to resume service at Sarasota-Bradenton with twice-weekly nonstops to White Plains, New York, continuing up to Portland, Maine; passengers can also stop in White Plains and access our daily nonstops to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket this summer,” John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways, says in a press release. “We would like to thank our customers and airport officials for their continued support as we expand our service to meet renewed demand for leisure travel along the east coast.”

Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 jet airliners with 50, 70 and 90 seats respectively. The pet-friendly airline offers onboard snacks and beverages, free seat assignments, free first checked bags up to 50 lbs., and no ticketing change fees. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Elite Airways back to SRQ with twice-weekly service to New York and Maine,” says SRQ President, CEO Rick Piccolo in the release. “(This) announcement is a sign of more good things to come at SRQ as we’ve been experiencing record-breaking traffic and believe that Elite’s new flights will be well received by leisure and business travelers this year.” 

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