Elite Airways Adds Scheduled Jet Service from Portland ME to Sarasota-Bradenton FL Starting Nov. 17

Industry: Travel

Expands Upon Elite’s Successful Routes Between Maine and Florida with New Twice Weekly Nonstops to Sarasota-Bradenton Tickets available at www.EliteAirways.com

Portland, ME (PRUnderground) September 6th, 2016

Expanding upon its successful commercial airline routes between Florida and the northeast, Elite Airways LLC today announced the addition of new twice-weekly nonstop flights between Portland International Jetport (PWM) and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). The new flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays beginning on November 17, 2016 with early-bird fares starting at $199 each way. Tickets are now available for purchase at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.

Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 jet airliners known for comfort and efficiency, and maintains an impeccable safety record. Passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, first checked bag up to 50lbs, and no ticketing change fees (see website for details). Elite Airways is also pet friendly. The newly added flights are as follows:

Thursdays & Sundays, Starting Nov. 17:

  • Departs Portland, Maine (PWM) 11:45 a.m. – Arrives Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) 2:45 p.m.
  • Departs Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) at 3:30 p.m. – Arrives Portland (PWM) at 6:30 p.m.

“The demand for Maine to Florida service has been consistently strong, and we are thrilled to add these new nonstop flights while also expanding existing service in other markets starting this fall,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “We sincerely appreciate the support from community and airport leaders in Sarasota-Bradenton and Portland, and expect this to be a very successful route.”

“We are extremely proud to welcome Elite Airways to the Sarasota-Bradenton area with new nonstop service from Portland, Maine,” said SRQ President, CEO Rick Piccolo. “We look forward to welcoming our guests from Portland and surrounding areas to our state-of-the-art airport, and are excited to share our beautiful beaches, great shopping opportunities, and diverse arts & culture with them. This route opens up new markets and new travel opportunities for our community as well.”

“This is a very exciting announcement for Mainers heading into the winter season,” said Portland Jetport Director, Paul Bradbury. “Florida remains our number one requested destination and the new Elite Airways service to Sarasota-Bradenton will provide convenient nonstop access to the Gulf Coast.”

About Elite Airways

Headquartered in Portland Maine, Elite Airways LLC was founded in 2006 by airline veterans with the goal to provide passengers a better travel experience with nonstop flights, competitive prices and exceptional service. Elite Airways is a U.S. Part 121 Air Carrier and provides chartered and scheduled service throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South America. The airline’s routes connect underserved communities with popular destinations that include New York City/Newark, Portland ME, Asheville NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Orlando-Melbourne, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Vero Beach FL, and the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. All scheduled flights are sold and operated by Elite Airways LLC, and available for purchase at www.EliteAirways.com or by calling 877-393-2510.

*Starting fare for a one way ticket. **For Elite Airways flights, the first checked bag and carry-on will be free, $50.00 USD for a second checked bag, and $75.00 for the third checked bag per person. Each checked bag weighing between 51 and 70 pounds will be assessed a fee of $25 in addition to the checked bag fee. Each checked bag weighing between 71 and 100 pounds will be assessed a fee of $100.00. All prices quoted in US Dollars ($ USD) unless specified otherwise. Visit EliteAirways.com for more details on our standard baggage service fee schedule. Dates of the advertised flights are subject to change in accordance with regulatory requirements. See the TSA website for a list of prohibited items.

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