Non-Stop Flights Between St. Augustine and New York Begin in November, Starting At $129

October 12, 2021 – St. Augustine, FL – Elite Airways LLC today announced new nonstop jet

service between Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine and Newark Liberty

International Airport (EWR) serving the tri-state area and New York City. The new service starts

November 19 and will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Flights depart Newark at 11:00

a.m., arrive St. Augustine at 1:15 p.m., depart St. Augustine at 2:00 p.m. and arrive Newark at 3:50

p.m. Tickets start at $129* each way and are available for sale at 877-393-2510 and

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, free seat

assignments**, free first checked bag up to 50lbs, and no ticketing change fees (see website for

details). Elite Airways is also pet friendly.

“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. “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. We would like to thank Northeast Florida

Regional Airport and St. Johns County Airport Authority officials for their support, as well as officials

at Newark Liberty International Airport.”

St. Augustine and Florida’s Historic Coast

Florida’s Historic Coast is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the US. It attracts

visitors from all over the world to experience its old-world charm, historic landmarks, pristine beaches,

and world-class golfing as the home of the PGA Tour and location of THE PLAYERS Championship.

The airport is located on US-1 just a few miles from downtown St. Augustine and serves as a close and

convenient connection point for air travel to and from the region. More information about the airport

can be found at:

“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. Our Airport Authority is committed to building airline relationships and working to enhance

the access points to our region.”

Founded by the Spanish in 1565, St. Augustine welcomes visitors to explore historic landmarks

including the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime

Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and more. Ponte Vedra Beach, known as the jewel of Florida’s

northeast coast, offers five-diamond luxury accommodations, more than a dozen championship golf

courses, miles of unobstructed beaches, performing arts, as well as fine-dining and sidewalk cafes.

More information can be found at:

“The tourism community of Florida’s Historic Coast joins the airport in celebrating Elite Airways’ new

nonstop air service from the New York/Newark Liberty International Airport,” stated Richard

Goldman, President & Chief Executive Officer, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors &

Convention Bureau. “The service will serve as a new gateway from New York and New Jersey to the

many authentic, unique experiences in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches. Elite’s move to

add this nonstop service to Northeast Florida Regional Airport speaks to their confidence in the market

and is a testament to the recovery of tourism in northeast Florida.”

About Elite Airways

Headquartered in Portland Maine, 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 chartered 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 NY, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA, Orlando-Melbourne, St. Augustine, Vero

Beach and Sarasota-Bradenton FL, and Portland ME. All scheduled flights are sold and operated by

Elite Airways LLC, and available for purchase at or at 877-393-2510.

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