Elite Airways Flights into St. Augustine l Ponte Vedra, Florida Begin Friday!

Inaugural Flight is Friday, November 19!

November 16, 2021
A man in a suit stands with a microphone at a podium in front of an Elite Airways plane along Florida's Historic Coast.

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Contact: Barbara Golden
Phone: 904-669-8142
Email: BGolden@FloridasHistoricCoast.com

St. Augustine, FL (November 16, 2021) - It just got a little easier to take a winter getaway to Florida with new non-stop flights from Newark, NJ to St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra, Florida.

The Elite Airways inaugural flight departs NYC/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Friday, November 19, at 10:45 a.m. and is set to arrive at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine at 12:45 p.m. where the flight and its passengers will be greeted with a water cannon salute and authentic historic reenactors as part of a welcome celebration to the Nation’s oldest city.

Following the celebration, the return flight from St. Augustine to Newark will depart at 2 p.m. and arrive in Newark at 3:50 p.m.

Elite Airways non-stop flights between Newark and St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from Newark to St. Augustine and on Tuesdays and Saturdays from St. Augustine to Newark. Tickets start at $129 each way and are available for sale at 877-393-2510 and EliteAirways.com.

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.”

This flight service comes just in time for visitors to experience the 28th Annual Nights of Lights celebration, when the entire city is lit up with millions of tiny white lights, a display inspired by the Spanish tradition of lighting candles in windows during the Holiday season. Nights of Lights will remain on through January 31, 2021. There are many vacation packages and getaway deals available too.

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Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida’s Historic Coast is home to St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the US and 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. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489.