Elite Airways Adjusts Schedule for Halifax to Portland Route

Elite Airways Adjusts Schedule for Halifax to Portland Route and Adds Continuing Service to Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida Starting July 2

June 21, 2017Portland, MEElite Airways LLC announced a schedule adjustment for its new nonstop jet service between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine. Starting July 2, passengers can fly nonstop on Thursdays and Sundays from Halifax to Portland, or book continuing service to Sarasota-Bradenton in the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Likewise, Sarasota-Bradenton passengers who already enjoy nonstop jet service to Portland can also book through to Halifax. One-way “early bird” fares start at $99.00 (USD) for Halifax/Portland, $199.00 (USD) for Portland/Sarasota-Bradenton, and $229.00 (USD) for Halifax/Sarasota-Bradenton, and include all taxes and fees. Tickets are now on sale 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). Today’s announcement expands upon the airline’s successful service between Florida and the Northeast by extending service into Atlantic Canada. The new schedule will operate as follows:
Thursdays & Sundays, Starting July 2:
  • Departs Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) at 9:30 a.m. - Arrives Portland (PWM) at 12:30 p.m.
  • Departs Portland (PWM) at 1:15 p.m. - Arrives Halifax (YHZ) at 3:30 p.m. *one hour time change
  • Departs Halifax (YHZ) at 4:15 p.m. - Arrives Portland (PWM) at 4:30 p.m. *one hour time change
  • Departs Portland (PWM) at 5:15 p.m. - Arrives Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) 8:15 p.m.
“The demand for our flights between Maine and Florida continues to be strong, and we believe there’s a unique opportunity to extend this service to Halifax, Nova Scotia—as Florida is also a key market for Canada,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “As a Maine-based business we are especially proud to expand our Florida to Northeast routes to now include Atlantic Canada, and we thank government, city and airport officials for their support.”
“The addition of direct Halifax service via Portland, Maine shows Elite Airways’ commitment for continued success at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ),” said Rick Piccolo, SRQ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Adding the new Canadian route will provide a needed link for our Halifax friends. We look forward to continued growth for Elite Airways at SRQ.”
“We are looking forward to Elite Airways serving Halifax and are delighted with the addition of service to Sarasota-Bradenton. This direct flight will now offer our Halifax passengers two new destinations in the US and will help boost inbound tourism from the US to Nova Scotia, Canada,” says Bert van der Stege, Vice President & Chief Commercial Offer at the Halifax International Airport Authority.
About Elite Airways
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 charter 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, Orlando-Melbourne, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Vero Beach FL, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, and the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. Headquartered in Portland Maine, Elite Airways’ maintenance operations center is located in Melbourne on Florida’s Space Coast. 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.
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*Starting fare for a one way ticket. **For Elite Airways flights, the first checked bag and carry-on will be free, $50.00 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 $100. All fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars ($USD) unless otherwise specified. 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.