Elite Airways has announced it will begin three times weekly service from Halifax Stanfield to the Portland International Jetport (Maine) beginning June 30, 2017.
Elite Airways is an airline based out of Portland, providing charter and scheduled service throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South America. Halifax is Elite Airway’s first scheduled Canadian destination.
“We are pleased to welcome Elite Airways to Halifax Stanfield and we are honoured they have chosen us as their first Canadian destination,” says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) President & CEO. “Nova Scotia has many ties to New England and this new service will help boost inbound tourism to our province, while providing our community with a new nonstop flight to our closest American neighbours for both business and pleasure.”
Flights are scheduled Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays using their fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 jet aircraft.
“Halifax and Portland are both very popular destinations, and we designed this route to be convenient for business and leisure travelers who prefer a one-hour nonstop flight rather than to connect through other airports, take a long ferry ride, or a 13 hour drive,” says John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “We plan to further expand this route in the fall so that passengers from Halifax can connect to other Florida destinations in Portland on Elite Airways. Today’s announcement is especially rewarding as a Maine-based business expanding our northeast service routes to include Canada, and we thank community and airport leaders in Halifax and Portland for their support.”
Tickets are now available for purchase at EliteAirways.net.