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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Oct. 12, 202103:50 PM EST

Elite Airways offering service from St. Augustine to New Jersey

The service to Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City starts Nov. 19.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

Elite Airways announced Oct. 12 it will begin nonstop jet service between St. Augustine and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

The service begins Nov. 19 and will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Flights depart Newark at 11 a.m., arrive at Northeast Florida Regional Airport at 1:15 p.m., depart St. Augustine at 2 p.m. and arrive Newark at 3:50 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $129 each way. Newark is about 12 miles west of New York City.

“Elite Airways is pleased to start commercial air service in St. Augustine with twice-weekly service to Newark starting November 19,” said John Pearsall, president of Elite Airways, said in a news release. 

“We believe this route will be a home run as it connects historic St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach with the New York City area — two highly sought-after tourist destinations.”

Elite Airways, headquartered in Portland, Maine, was founded in 2006. 

In addition to St. Augustine and Newark, it serves Portland, Maine; White Plains, New York; and Melbourne and Sarasota-Bradenton. 

Seasonal service is offered to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Vero Beach.

“We are delighted that Elite Airways has included the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in its expansion plans,” said Bruce Maguire, chairman of the St. Johns County Airport Authority. 

“The new service will serve as an important route for our local residents and also help attract new business opportunities and tourists to the area, offering access to all that St. Augustine and the First Coast have to offer.” 

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