Northeast Florida Regional Airport celebrates new nonstop jet service to/from Portland, Maine

The airport welcomes passengers to Florida’s Historic Coast from Portland International Jetport on Elite Airways.

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  • | 5:30 a.m. April 1, 2022
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from: St. Johns County Airport Authority

Elite Airways LLC began scheduled operations this past weekend between Northeast Florida Regional Airport and Portland International Jetport in Maine — marking the expansion of commercial air service at NFRA in St. Augustine, Florida.

After a three-hour nonstop flight, inbound passengers were greeted by airport staff. The new nonstop jet service operates on Saturdays traveling southbound and Sundays going northbound, and compliments Elite Airways existing twice-weekly service between St. Augustine and Newark Liberty International Airport, serving the New York City and tri-state area.

“Not only will Mainers enjoy having a new Florida coastal destination to explore, we also believe this route serves the needs of seasonal residents with homes in both areas," said John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways.

“The Airport Authority celebrates the launch of Elite’s new flights,” said Bruce Maguire, chairman of the St. Johns County Airport Authority. 

Elite Airways operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200, CRJ-700 and CRJ-900 jet airliners with 50, 70 and 90 seats respectively, known for comfort and efficiency, and maintains an impeccable safety record. All Elite Airways passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, advance seat assignments, free first-checked bag up to 50 pounds and 62 inches in length (including travel golf bags), and no ticketing change fees; see website for details. Elite Airways is also pet friendly.

All scheduled flights are available for purchase at or at 877-393-2510. 


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