Elite Airways Announces Nonstop Jet Service between Newport News and Myrtle Beach Starting at $129 each way
Twice-weekly Nonstop Jet Service Starts April 6; No Ticketing Change Fees, First Checked Bag up to 50lbs or Oversized Golf Bag Fly Free; Tickets now on sale at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com
January 17, 2018 – Newport News, VA – As the first of several new destinations to be introduced this year, Elite Airways LLC today announced new nonstop jet service between Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The twice-weekly service on Fridays and Mondays is scheduled to start April 6. Early-bird fares start at $129 each way* and tickets are now on sale at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.
Today’s news is part of an Elite Airways multi-market announcement in Myrtle Beach Airport (see: https://res.eliteairways.net/Media) and underscores the airline’s continued growth and success with its Northeast/Southeast leisure routes. It also marks Elite’s expanded presence in Myrtle Beach—a popular vacation destination that attracts millions each year for its more than 60 miles of sandy beaches, world-class entertainment, shops, restaurants, family-friendly attractions and nearly 80 golf courses.
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. Elite Airways passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, first checked bag up to 50lbs (or one oversized golf bag), and no ticketing change fees (see website for details). Elite Airways is also pet friendly.
“Elite Airways has always believed in the greater Newport News area — we think it’s an excellent destination for passengers and a terrific place for us to bring new service to,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “We look forward to opportunities to expand at Newport News in the future, and we thank airport and city officials for their continued support.”
“The Airport Commission is very pleased that Elite Airways renewed its commitment to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport with the announcement of non-stop service to Myrtle Beach. We look forward to working with Elite Airways to make this destination and partnership a success. This is definitely a step in the right direction and the Commission believes we will be able to add new destinations with Elite in the future,” Stated George Wallace, Chairman, Peninsula Airport Commission.
“We are excited that Elite Airways has chosen to re-establish and strengthen its relationship with the Newport News Airport and communities across the Peninsula. We look forward to further regional collaboration and opportunities to provide convenient and affordable air service for travelers in and around the area,” said Florence Kingston, Director – Department of Development City of Newport News.
“Horry County Department of Airports is excited with Elite’s decision to commence operations at the Myrtle Beach International Airport,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. “Elite’s launch of nonstop air service to/from White Plains, Albany and Newport News is fantastic news for the traveling public. These three markets are new for our airport—no other carrier at MYR offers nonstop service. We look forward to working with Elite Airways and welcoming their passengers to Myrtle Beach, SC.”
“Elite Airways providing nonstop service from three new markets in early April, allowing players to visit Myrtle Beach during the peak spring golf season, will have an immediate impact,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions. “Nonstop flight service is vital to Myrtle Beach’s continued growth as a golf destination, and we look forward to Elite Airway’s successful entry into the market.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Elite Airways to the Myrtle Beach region,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited about the addition of Newport News and two additional new markets in the northeastern region. Now, people in those areas have fast, affordable non-stop service to Myrtle Beach so they can enjoy our 60 miles of beaches, golf, fishing, shopping and endless entertainment and culinary experiences. We are thrilled with today’s announcement and look forward to inviting new visitors to the Grand Strand. This will help us in our goal of bringing in 20 million annual visitors by 2020.”
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 and Albany NY, Portland ME, Myrtle Beach SC, Newport News VA, Orlando-Melbourne, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Vero Beach FL, 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
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*Starting fare for a one way ticket. **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 $100. All fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars ($USD) unless otherwise specified. Visit EliteAirways.com for more details on our standard baggage service fee schedule. Dates of the advertised flights are subject to change in accordance with regulatory requirements. See the TSA website for a list of prohibited items.
More information can also be found at: https://res.eliteairways.net/Media. If you have any further questions or would like to arrange an interview with Elite Airways executives, or obtain access to Elite logos, stills and b-roll please email or call Rebecca Ayers at (321) 446-5466.
Airline Media Contact:
Rebecca Ayers, APR
McBride Marketing Group on behalf of Elite Airways
(321) 259-1795 ext. 441
Airport Media Contact:
Jessica A. Wharton
Director Air Service, Marketing & Public Affairs
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)
Cell: (757) 817-7282
Office: (757) 877-0221 Ext. 239