Anyone here ever flown with Elite? Their prices aren't exactly the type to stimulate a market. They aren't that well known, and don't seem to advertise all that much, from what I can tell at least. I'm curious how they are able to fill their planes and make money.
What's their strategy?
They are Portland, Maine based, flying under callsign “Mainer” Their headquarters is downtown Portland and they have a fleet of about 10 CRJ2 and -700’s.
Can’t speak for all their routes, but their PWM to Melbourne and Sarasota have been going well enough the last few years that on some days they add an extra flight. Vero Beach just started this summer.
They are going after the local nicht market of travelers who want non-stops to smaller Florida cities where they often have property, and desire a quick link without connections from Maine. Using RJ’s they have a lot less seats to fill than a 737 or A320.
They aren’t super expensive. Round trips PWM to Florida have been about $400 when I’ve checked then out and you get a free bag with that, too.
They’ve also tried ISP-PWM-BHB and PWM-MBS-APF. I think they have some flights out of EWR at the moment?