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crjflyboy
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Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:00 pm

Elite Airways continues to shrink, now down to serving just 4 communities ....

SRQ ... VRB ... EWR and PWM

I do not believe they will last another 60 days.
 
Kronesian
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:08 pm

They always had a strange business model in terms of scheduled flights. They cut everything here at MLB, and now just use it to store their planes and do maintenance. I remember when they had their MLB-BIM flight, they would sometimes have 1 or 2 people per flight. Not even kidding.
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crjflyboy
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:25 pm

Kronesian wrote:
They always had a strange business model in terms of scheduled flights. They cut everything here at MLB, and now just use it to store their planes and do maintenance. I remember when they had their MLB-BIM flight, they would sometimes have 1 or 2 people per flight. Not even kidding.


They did run a lot of NCAA teams over the past years, but they are no longer recommended by the collegiate organization due to numerous cancelled flights, lateness and general poor service.
 
debonair
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:27 pm

Midwest Express is ending partnership with ELITE AIRWAYS... :tombstone:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1430171
 
crjflyboy
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:31 pm

debonair wrote:
Midwest Express is ending partnership with ELITE AIRWAYS... :tombstone:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1430171


Midwest is suing them ...

https://biztimes.com/midwest-express-sa ... it-150000/
 
F9Animal
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:35 pm

Sad... I do not think they will be flying much longer. I am always the guy that supports these smaller airlines to the fullest. I also like it when they prove the nay Sayers wrong. But, this looks dismal. All the airlines are taking a beating.
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SRQLOT
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:00 am

Is Elite pretty much done? I don’t see the flight to PWM in SRQ April schedule, and curiously checked March schedule and it is not there either now.
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Gulfstream500
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 am

The current status of the fleet...

CRJ-200/100:
N97EA - parked for over a year
N79EA - parked for two months
N321EA - deregistered
N93EA - parked for two years
N154EA - 4 months
N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations).

CRJ-701:
N83EA - active
N24EA - parked for 5 months
N54EA - active
N78EA - parked for 1 month

Currently 3 active aircraft: 2 CRJ-701s, 1 CRJ-200.
So... when will the Northwest DC-9s be retired?
 
CATIIIevery5yrs
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 am

Mainer? Mainer?
 
n7371f
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:51 am

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MO11
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:24 pm

Gulfstream500 wrote:
The current status of the fleet...

CRJ-200/100:
N97EA - parked for over a year
N79EA - parked for two months
N321EA - deregistered
N93EA - parked for two years
N154EA - 4 months
N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations).

CRJ-701:
N83EA - active
N24EA - parked for 5 months
N54EA - active
N78EA - parked for 1 month

Currently 3 active aircraft: 2 CRJ-701s, 1 CRJ-200.


N155MW?
 
Kronesian
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:40 pm

MO11 wrote:
Gulfstream500 wrote:
The current status of the fleet...

CRJ-200/100:
N97EA - parked for over a year
N79EA - parked for two months
N321EA - deregistered
N93EA - parked for two years
N154EA - 4 months
N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations).

CRJ-701:
N83EA - active
N24EA - parked for 5 months
N54EA - active
N78EA - parked for 1 month

Currently 3 active aircraft: 2 CRJ-701s, 1 CRJ-200.


N155MW?


That one is active, I saw it at the Apex Jet Center in MLB a few days ago, now she's gone
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Gulfstream500
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:36 pm

Kronesian wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Gulfstream500 wrote:
The current status of the fleet...

CRJ-200/100:
N97EA - parked for over a year
N79EA - parked for two months
N321EA - deregistered
N93EA - parked for two years
N154EA - 4 months
N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations).

CRJ-701:
N83EA - active
N24EA - parked for 5 months
N54EA - active
N78EA - parked for 1 month

Currently 3 active aircraft: 2 CRJ-701s, 1 CRJ-200.


N155MW?


That one is active, I saw it at the Apex Jet Center in MLB a few days ago, now she's gone


The list might not be 100% up to date, I pulled the N-numbers from airfleets.
So... when will the Northwest DC-9s be retired?
 
crjflyboy
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:10 am

one of their remaining birds just flew the Texas Basketball team to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KAUS/KMKC
 
727LOVER
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:19 am

SRQLOT wrote:
Is Elite pretty much done? I don’t see the flight to PWM in SRQ April schedule, and curiously checked March schedule and it is not there either now.


Their website is showing SRQ to PWM flights on April 9, 16, 19, 23 26, 30 & May 8


...but NO flights in March...THAT is crazy!
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Kronesian
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:07 am

And now Elite is being kicked out of Vero Beach because of unpaid bills. This sounds like it is going to be the end for them.

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/2020/ ... 068897002/
KMLB
 
Iluvtofly
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:08 am

crjflyboy wrote:
one of their remaining birds just flew the Texas Basketball team to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/MNU ... /KAUS/KMKC


A basketball team on an RJ ? Yikes thats just nasty !
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harleydriver
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:03 pm

N79EA has been here at Myrtle Beach for a few months. Its now sans engines.
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n7371f
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Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:01 am

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