Marks the return of commercial air service to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport serving St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach and the greater Jacksonville area
– John Pearsall, President, Elite Airways
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL, USA, October 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Elite Airways LLC today announced new non-stop aircraft service between Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) serving the tri-region of the state and New York City. The new service will start on November 19 and will run twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Flights depart Newark at 11:00 am, arrive in St. Augustine at 1:15 pm, depart St. Augustine at 2:00 pm and arrive in Newark at 3:50 pm Tickets start at $ 129 * each way and are available at the sale at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.
Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 airliners with 50, 70 and 90 seats respectively, renowned for their comfort and efficiency, and maintains an impeccable safety record. Elite Airways passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, free seat assignments **, free first checked baggage up to 50 lbs, and no ticket change fees (see website for details). Elite Airways also accepts pets.
“Elite Airways is pleased to launch commercial air service to St. Augustine with bi-weekly service to Newark starting November 19,” said John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways. “We think this route will be a home run as it connects historic St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach with the New York City area, two popular tourist destinations. We would like to thank the officials of the Northeast Florida Regional Airport and the St. Johns County Airport Authority for their support, as well as the officials of Newark Liberty International Airport.
St. Augustine and the Historic Florida Coast
Florida’s historic coast is the oldest permanently occupied European colony in the United States. It draws visitors from all over the world to experience its old world charm, historic landmarks, pristine beaches and world-class golf as the seat of the PGA Tour and venue for THE PLAYERS Championship. The airport is located on US-1 a few miles from downtown St. Augustine and serves as a close and convenient connection point for air travel to and from the area. You can find more information about the airport at: https://www.flynf.com/.
“We are delighted that Elite Airways has included the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in its expansion plans,” said Bruce Maguire, chairman of the St. Johns County Airport Authority. “The new service will be an important route for our local residents and will also help attract new business and tourist opportunities to the region, providing access to all that Saint-Augustin and the First Coast has to offer. Our airport authority is committed to building relationships with airlines and working to improve access points to our region. ”
Founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine invites visitors to explore historic sites such as San Marcos Castle and Fort Matanzas, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and more. Ponte Vedra Beach, known as the jewel of Florida’s northeast coast, offers five diamond luxury accommodations, over a dozen championship golf courses, miles of unspoiled beaches, performing arts, as well as as gourmet restaurants and sidewalk cafes. You will find more information on: https://FloridasHistoricCoast.com.
“Florida’s historic coastline tourism community joins the airport in celebrating Elite Airways’ new non-stop air service from New York / Newark Liberty International Airport,” said Richard Goldman, President and Chief Executive Officer from the management of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau. “The service will serve as New York and New Jersey’s new gateway to the many authentic and unique experiences in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the beaches. Elite’s decision to add this non-stop service to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport is a testament to its confidence in the market and a testament to the resumption of tourism in Northeast Florida.
About Elite Airways
Based in Portland, Maine, Elite Airways LLC was founded in 2006 by airline veterans with the goal of providing passengers with a better travel experience with non-stop flights, competitive prices and exceptional service. Elite Airways is an American Part 121 carrier and provides 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 / Newark, White Plains NY, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA, Orlando-Melbourne, St. Augustine, Vero Beach and Sarasota-Bradenton FL, and Portland ME. All scheduled flights are sold and operated by Elite Airways LLC, and available for purchase at www.eliteairways.com or at 877-393-2510.
For reservations: 1-877-393-2510
Email: [email protected]
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* For Elite Airways flights, the first checked baggage and carry-on baggage will be free, $ 50.00 for a second checked baggage and $ 75.00 for the third checked bag per person. Each checked baggage weighing between 51 and 70 pounds will be charged a fee of $ 25 in addition to the checked baggage fee. Each checked baggage weighing between 71 and 100 pounds will be charged a fee of $ 100. All rates are shown in US dollars ($ USD) unless otherwise noted. ** Except emergency exit seats. Visit EliteAirways.com for details on our standard baggage service fee schedule. The dates of the 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.