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Elite Nonstop Jet Service between White Plains and Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

Release Date: 23-Apr-2021

This summer, there are excellent direct flights in/out of White Plains Airport (HPN) in Westchester County, just 35 minutes north of New York City -- including with Elite Airways.  Beginning May 27, enjoy nonstop jet service between White Plains and Martha's Vineyard (MVY) and Nantucket (ACK) starting at $129 each way. Elite is pet friendly too!  Click here for details and to check flight availability.

"These fun and fantastic far-flung vacations are all easily accessible from one of Westchester County’s best-kept secrets, HPN.... Beginning late May 2021, Elite Airways can also bring locals non-stop from HPN to both locations seven days a week, for as little as $129 with no ticket-changing fees and free checked bag and carryon. (But the biggest selling feature is clear: No middle seats.)"

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Elite Airways Announces Daily Nonstops to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from White Plains, with one-way fares as low as $129*

Release Date: 07-Apr-2021

April 7, 2021 – Portland, ME – Elite Airways LLC today announced the introduction of nonstop jet service between White Plains in Westchester County NY, and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA off the coast of Cape Cod. The new service begins May 27 and 28 at the start of Memorial Day weekend and will operate seven days a week. Tickets are available for sale at 877-393-2510 and

With fares starting as low as $129 each way, daily nonstop jet service (Mon-Sun) is as follows:

  • White Plains to Nantucket: departs HPN 9:00 a.m., arrives ACK 10:00 a.m.
  • Nantucket to White Plains: departs ACK 10:30 a.m., arrives HPN 11:30 a.m.
  • White Plains to Martha’s Vineyard: departs HPN 12:30 p.m., arrives MVY 1:30 p.m.
  • Martha’s Vineyard to White Plains: departs MVY 2:30 p.m., arrives HPN 3:30 p.m.

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. Elite Airways passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, free seat assignments, and free first checked bag up to 50lbs, and no ticketing change fees (see website for details). Elite Airways is also pet friendly.

“We’re thrilled to introduce service at Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket with daily nonstops, using our comfortable and reliable CRJ jet aircraft,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “Flying to an island destination requires flexibility, so passengers will appreciate that Elite Airways has no ticketing change fees, and first-checked bag, carry-on and seat assignments are free. Also, as a pet-friendly airline, we can accommodate family pets to fly in the cabin with their owners—including larger, well-behaved dogs. We believe this new service will be well received by vacationers and islanders, and we wish to thank airport officials for their support.”

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Elite Airways Joins the TSA Precheck® Program for Passenger Convenience and Safety

Release Date: 21-Feb-2019

February 21, 2019 – Portland, ME – Elite Airways LLC today announced that it is a member of TSA Pre ®, an expedited screening program that enables travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience at more than 200 U.S. airports. With a five-year, $85 membership, passengers can breeze through airport security without the need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. In January 2019, 94% of TSA Pre passengers waited in security lines for less than 5 minutes.

Already a TSA Pre member?

Next time you book at, enter your Known Traveler Number (KTN) in the online reservation and you’re all set! Or, call Elite Airways customer service at 877-393-2510 to update your profile with your KTN at least 72-hours before your next flight.

Not yet a member?

1. Read up on TSA Pre  and Apply Online

Submit an online application in five minutes and schedule an appointment at any of the 380+ enrollment centers.

2. Appear in person for a brief Background Check

Once scheduled, proceed to a 10-minute, in person appointment that includes a background check and fingerprinting. A 5-year membership costs $85.00.

3. Enjoy shorter lines at the airport as a member of TSA Pre

Once approved, you’ll receive a “Known Traveler Number” to input when making an airline reservation. The TSA Pre  logo will appear on your boarding pass—signaling that you may use TSA Pre  lanes at select security checkpoints when traveling on more than 60 participating airlines, including Elite Airways.

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