Let’s face it. There’s not alot of great news to report when it come to flying. Long waits, loads of hidden fees and cramped seats have become the norm.
Recently, SWFloridaReporter.com was invited on Elite Airway’s inaugural flight from Sarasota, Florida to White Plains, New York and we were thrilled with the entire experience.
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. Expanding upon its successful commercial airline routes between Florida and the northeast, Elite Airways LLC has just added new twice-weekly nonstop flights between Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Florida.The new flights operate on Fridays and Mondays. Tickets are available for purchase at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.
Passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, first checked bag up to 50 lbs., and no ticketing change fees (see website for details). Elite Airways is also pet friendly. The friendly staff and crew go out of their way to make your trip a stress-free one.
There’s alot to be said when flying in an out of a smaller airport. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is the perfect size for an airport. Even the TSA staff seems to be friendlier.
The newly added flights are as follows:
Fridays & Mondays
Departs Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) at 8:00 a.m. – Arrives Westchester County (HPN) at 10:30 a.m.
Departs Westchester County (HPN) at 11:15 a.m. – Arrives Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) at 1:45 p.m.
“The consumer demand for New York to Florida service continues to be strong, and we are thrilled to introduce nonstop service between White Plains and Sarasota-Bradenton this fall,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways.
“Nonstop jet service is a travel time-saver and eliminates the need for connections—both of which contribute to a more enjoyable flying experience, especially during winter months and peak holiday periods. We sincerely appreciate the support from community and airport leaders in Westchester County, White Plains and Sarasota-Bradenton to help us introduce this new route.”
“We are excited to see that Elite Airways is expanding flight offerings at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) with nonstop service to White Plains, NY. We anticipate this route to grow as more and more passengers will soon discover the benefits of traveling through two convenient, stress-free airport facilities,” said Rick Piccolo, SRQ President, Chief Executive Officer.
“Westchester County Airport is a critical part of what makes Westchester a great place to live, work and play,” said George Oros, Westchester County Director of Economic Development. “Elite Airways’ decision to start service out of HPN is recognition of the importance of the Westchester market and we welcome their arrival.”
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.
For more information about the Westchester County Airport in White Plains visit:http://www.whiteplainsairport.com/
For more information about the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport
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, White Plains NY, 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.
For Reservations: 1-877-393-2510
Customer Service: 321-265-5100 ext. 103