• Joe Breitfeller

Elite Airways Launches New Direct Service Between St. Augustine and New York-Newark

Elite Airways will launch new nonstop service between St. Augustine, Florida and New York-Newark from November 19, 2021. The carrier will offer twice-weekly regional jet service on Mondays and Fridays with one-way fares from $129.


Elite Airways Announces the Launch of New Service Between Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine, Florida and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - Courtesy Elite Airways

On Tuesday (October 12, 2021), Elite Airways announced the launch of new nonstop jet service between Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine Florida to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from November 19, 2021. The carrier will operate twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays with a Mitsubishi (formerly Bombardier) CRJ-200, CRJ700 or CRJ900, with capacity for 50, 70 and 90 respectively. Flights will depart Newark at 11:00 and arrive in St. Augustine at 13:15, with the return flight departing St. Augustine at 14:00 and arriving in Newark at 15:50. To celebrate the launch of the new route, Elite Airways is offering one-way tickets from only $129.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Elite Airways’ President, John Pearsall, said,


“Elite Airways is pleased to start commercial air service in St. Augustine with twice-weekly service to Newark starting November 19th. We believe this route will be a home run as it connects historic St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach with the New York City area—two highly sought-after tourist destinations. We would like to thank Northeast Florida Regional Airport and St. Johns County Airport Authority officials for their support, as well as officials at Newark Liberty International Airport.”


Also commenting on Elite Airways’ new St. Augustine service, St. John’s County Airport Authority’s Chairman, Bruce Maguire, said,


“We are delighted that Elite Airways has included the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in its expansion plans. The new service will serve as an important route for our local residents and also help attract new business opportunities and tourists to the area, offering access to all that St. Augustine and the First Coast have to offer. Our Airport Authority is committed to building airline relationships and working to enhance the access points to our region.”


Founded by Spain in 1565, St. Augustine offers many historic landmarks including the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, the fabled Fountain of Youth, and so much more. Additionally, visitors will enjoy Ponte Vedra Beach, known as the jewel of Florida’s northeast coast, which offers five-diamond luxury accommodations, over a dozen championship golf courses, miles of unobstructed beaches, performing arts, as well as a vibrant culinary experience with fine-dining and sidewalk cafés.

Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways was founded in 2006 by airline veterans with the goal of offering convenient point-to-point flights with competitive fares and exceptional service. The airline is an FAA U.S. Part 121 air carrier offering chartered and scheduled service throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Elite Airways connects underserved communities with popular destinations, including New York-Newark, White Plains (NY), Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard (MA), Orlando-Melbourne, St. Augustine, Vero Beach, Sarasota-Bradenton (FL) and Portland (ME).



Source: Elite Airways