Elite Airways To Begin Non-Stop Flights From Melbourne To Portland, Maine Today
By Space Coast Daily // December 18, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Elite Airways’ inaugural non-stop flight between Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and the Portland International Jetport (PWM) will take place on Friday.
Elite Airways was founded in 2006 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 including New York City, Denver, Houston, Branson, Orlando, Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral.
Headquartered in Portland, ME, Elite Airways’ maintenance operations center is located in Melbourne.
Celebrations are planned at both airports on Friday, along with a ribbon cutting in Portland at 1:15 p.m. at Gate 4.
In the first few weeks of ticket sales, several flights between PWM and MLB sold out, prompting Elite Airways to add more flights to accommodate high-demand times.
Non-stop service allows families to plan a weekend getaway or weeklong vacation with confidence, especially in the winter months.
“Today’s inaugural flight to Florida is a fitting day to announce our partnership with Make-A-Wish Maine, as so many families want to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and nearby beaches for their special travel wish,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport is the closest airport to the world’s top cruise port and 72 miles of pristine Florida beaches.
An hour from Orlando’s theme parks, Kennedy Space Center and other world-class attractions, Orlando Melbourne International is just 10 minutes from beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and breathtaking sunrises over the Atlantic.
Fast gaining popularity as the distinctive uncrowded alternative gateway to Florida vacations, MLB features service via Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Porter Airlines, and Elite Airways.
“When it comes to Florida warmth and sunshine, we have plenty to share with our friends from Down East,” said Greg Donovan, AAE, executive director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
“Thanks to Elite Airways, they will now be able to fly nonstop to what is fast becoming known as Beachside Orlando. From our spectacular beaches to breathtaking spaceport launches, our incredible wildlife to water sports, our airport provides immediate access to all that Florida offers.
“We’re closest to beaches, closest to cruises and just a short drive to Orlando’s world-class theme parks. We commend Elite for this new route from Portland International Jetport (PWM) and look forward to welcoming its growing passenger base.”
These flights mark the start of new scheduled non-stop service between PWM and MLB on Mondays and Fridays, with starting fares as low as $149 and $199 each way at EliteAirways.com