Halifax Stanfield Welcomes Inaugural Elite Airways Flight

Nonstop Service to Portland, Maine Begins Today

Halifax, N.S. – Passengers flying out of Halifax Stanfield now have a new option for travel to the United States.

Beginning today, July 13, Elite Airways will operate twice weekly nonstop service to Portland, Maine with an option for passengers to continue to Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

“We are delighted to welcome Elite Airways to Halifax,” says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority President & CEO. “We are confident this new service will be a welcome addition by both business and leisure travellers and will increase inbound tourism from the U.S. to Nova Scotia.”

The new service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays as follows:
• Departs Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) at 9:30 a.m. – Arrives Portland (PWM) at 12:30 p.m.
• Departs Portland (PWM) at 1:15 p.m. – Arrives Halifax (YHZ) at 3:30 p.m. *one hour time change
• Departs Halifax (YHZ) at 4:15 p.m. – Arrives Portland (PWM) at 4:30 p.m. *one hour time change
• Departs Portland (PWM) at 5:15 p.m. – Arrives Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) 8:15 p.m.

“The demand for our flights between Maine and Florida continues to be strong, and we believe there’s a unique opportunity to extend this service to Halifax, Nova Scotia—as Florida is also a key market for Canada,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “As a Maine-based business we are especially proud to expand our Florida to Northeast routes to now include Atlantic Canada, and we thank government, city and airport officials for their support.”

Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 jet airliners. One-way “early bird” fares start at approximately $129.00(CAD) for Halifax/Portland and $299.00(CAD) for Halifax/Sarasota-Bradenton, and include all taxes and fees (daily USD conversion rates may vary). Tickets are now on sale at EliteAirways.com