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Elite Airways


Elite Airways

Elite Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations 2012
Fleet size 6
Headquarters Portland, Maine, USA

Elite Airways is an airline based in the United States operating charter flights headquartered in Portland, Maine.

Elite was founded in 2006 and received FAA Part 121 scheduled certification in 2012.[1] When they obtained their scheduled authority they stated that the airline intended to begin scheduled passenger flights to and from Melbourne International Airport, the airline's operating base, although no scheduled passenger routes were announced until July 28, 2014 when the airline said it would begin twice-weekly service between Melbourne and Washington Dulles International Airport on September 8, 2014.[2] Flights went on sale August 25, 2014 utilizing Branson Air Express as the ticketing airline.[3]

In November the airline began operating the Branson Air Express flights from Branson Airport to Chicago Midway Airport and Houston Hobby Airport. For the summer 2015 season, Elite will operate from Branson to Houston and Denver.

The airline announced that service from Northern Colorado's Fort Collins-Loveland Airport to both Newark Liberty International Airport and Chicago Rockford International Airport will begin on August 27, 2015.[4]

The airline has also announced flights starting December 10, 2015 from Vero Beach Municipal Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport[5] The airline operates a fleet of six Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft fitted with 50 passenger seats, with four Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft fitted with 70 seats to be in service Fall 2015..[6]


  • Fleet 1
  • Destinations 2
    • Mexico 2.1
    • United States 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Elite Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Notes
Bombardier CRJ-200 6 0 0 Fitted to seat 50 passengers
Bombardier CRJ-700 0 4 0 To be in service Fall 2015
Total 6 4 0


Elite Airways operates both scheduled and charter flights to the following destinations on behalf of Branson AirExpress:


United States


  1. ^ ELITE AIRWAYS, AMERICA’S NEWEST AIRLINE, PREPARES FOR TAKE-OFF, Elite Airways PR via EAS Flights blog, November 6, 2012, retrieved 2014-04-24
  2. ^ Anderson, J. Craig. Maine-based Elite Airways takes flight path to expansion, Portland Press Herald, July 28, 2014, Retrieved 2014-07-31
  3. ^ Price, Wayne T., Fares on sale for new Elite Airways flights at Melbourne airport, Florida Today, August 25, 2014, Retrieved 2014-08-25
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  5. ^ [1], Elite Airways flights from Vero Beach to Newark begin Dec. 10, Retrieved 2015-10-05
  6. ^ Non-stop Flights, Elite Airways, Retrieved 2014-04-24
  7. ^ a b c Gounley, Thomas. Branson Airport’s 2015 service begins to take shape, Springfield News-Leader, December 27, 2014, Retrieved 2015-01-02
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External links

  • Elite Airways official website
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