Elite Airways Inaugural Flights From Vero Beach to Asheville

Vero Beach passengers fly nonstop to Ashville using Elite Airways.
Vero Beach passengers fly nonstop to Ashville using Elite Airways. (Photo: Sunshine Skies)

VERO BEACH – Elite Airways LLC celebrated its inaugural nonstop jet flights from Vero Beach, Florida to Asheville, North Carolina Thursday.

“Today marks the start of nonstop jet service between Vero Beach, Florida and Asheville, North Carolina–two very popular destinations for arts, culture, music, and R&R,” said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. “We have high expectations for this route, and thank city and airport officials for their support.”

The flights depart from Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB) on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:15 a.m. and depart from Asheville at 9:30 a.m.

“Vero Beach Regional Airport is excited about this new, nonstop service from Florida to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains,” said Eric Menger, Executive Director. “We know that many Florida residents will enjoy this customer-friendly airline.”

Elite Airways offers early-bird fares starting at $179 each way. The company operates a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-200 and CRJ-700 jet airliners known for comfort and efficiency.

“I am so pleased to welcome our new friends from Elite Airways and Vero Beach to our mountains,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., AVL executive director. “It’s great to see this beautiful Bombardier CRJ-200 at the gate, ready to take passengers straight to Vero Beach. There are strong connections between our two communities, and I anticipate that the route between the mountains and the Treasure Coast will be embraced. I look forward to a long relationship, and to making a trip soon on Elite Airways.”

In March, Elite Airways announced nonstop flights from Vero Beach to Asheville with free onboard snacks and beverages. Passengers can check their first bag up to 50lbs with no extra fees.

Asheville is located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for a vibrant arts scene, national parks and hiking trails, and historic architecture.

Vero Beach offers luxury beachfront living and resorts in Florida, world-class golf, dining, shopping, fine arts and cultural attractions.

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