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Halifax To Connect with Portland, Maine with New Service from Elite Airways

Wed May 3, 2017

 Halifax, N.S. –Halifax will be connected to Portland Maine with a new service announced by Elite Airways today. Elite Airways, will begin three times weekly service from Halifax Stanfield to the Portland International Jetport beginning June 30, 2017.

Elite Airways is an airline based out of Portland, Maine, 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.”

“Halifax has a long-standing relationship with New-England and both economies will benefit from this direct air service,” says Nancy Phillips, Executive Director, Halifax Gateway Council. “With Halifax’s strategic location, this service will also allow people to access other locations in North America and the world.”


Tickets are now available for purchase on EliteAirways.com.

About the Halifax Gateway
The Halifax Gateway is a strategic Canadian location for the efficient movement of goods and people by road, rail, air and sea between North America and the globe. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Halifax Gateway includes the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the International Port of Halifax, two super post-panamax container terminals, CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector, and excellent class 1 highway infrastructure.

About Halifax Stanfield
Halifax Stanfield is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean Basin, Europe and Asia. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $2.7 billion to the provincial economy, serves over 3.9 million passengers and processes more than 33,300 metric tonnes of cargo. A recognized innovator in the global airport industry, Halifax Stanfield is the first airport in North America to offer a self-service baggage drop system for all passengers and is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world.

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, Portland, Maine, Asheville NC, Orlando-Melbourne, Sarasota-Bradenton and Vero Beach, FL, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, 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.

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Contacts:

Ashley Gallant
HIAA Corporate Communications
ashley.gallant@hiaa.ca
P: 902.873.6528
C: 902.221.4664

Rebecca Ayers
McBride Marketing Group for Elite Airways
rebecca@mcbridemarketinggroup.com
P: 321.259.1795 ext. 441


Media Inquiries

Members of the media with inquiries about the Halifax Gateway can contact:

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director

(902) 490-6003