Laughlin Buzz

May 31, 2018

Elite Airways Will Begin Nonstop Jet Flights to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport - Press Release

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP)Announces the
Re-Introduction of Nonstop Scheduled Airline Service to Phoenix

Elite Airways Will Begin Nonstop Jet Flights on July 19th

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ, May 31, 2018 – Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP) is excited to announce the re-introduction of nonstop, jet service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Elite Airways will begin twice-weekly service on the route on July 19th. Flights will operate, in each direction,
on Sundays and Thursdays, allowing for a full week, or a long weekend, in Phoenix.

“We are happy to welcome Elite Airways’ scheduled service to Laughlin/Bullhead City,” said Jeremy Keating, Airport Director for the Mohave County Airport Authority. “We know there is significant demand for service to Phoenix and we think Elite will be an excellent partner with the community.”

“Elite Airways is pleased to launch twice-weekly nonstop jet service to Phoenix, which will return an important service route to local passengers who want the convenience of flying directly in and out of Laughlin," said John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways. "Laughlin has always been an important charter destination for Elite, and we'd like to thank airport and city officials for their support of our new scheduled service at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport."

Flights will depart IFP on Sundays and Thursdays at 1pm, arriving into Phoenix at 2pm. Return flights, also on Sunday and Thursday, will depart Phoenix at 10:45pm and land at IFP at 11:45pm. Elite will also operate same-plane service to Rochester, Minnesota, in which passengers can buy a single ticket and stay on the aircraft during a short stop at Phoenix.

Elite Airways is a full-service airline. It will operate a CRJ-700 jet on the route, seating 70 people in a comfortable two-by-two seating configuration. Elite Airways passengers receive free onboard snacks and beverages, a free first checked bag up to 50 pounds, and no ticketing change fees.

You can check fares and schedules at, or by calling (877) 393-2510. You can also book your trip through most travel websites or your travel agent.


Headquartered in Portland Maine, Elite Airways, LLC, was founded in 2006 by airline veterans with the goal to provide passengers a better travel experience with nonstop flights, competitive prices and exceptional service. Elite Airways is a U.S. Part 121 Air Carrier and provides chartered and scheduled service throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South America. The airline’s routes connect underserved communities with popular destinations that include New York City/Newark, White Plains and Albany NY, Portland ME, Rochester MN, Phoenix AZ, Laughlin NV, Asheville NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Orlando-Melbourne, Sarasota-Bradenton, St. Augustine and Vero Beach FL, and the island of Bimini in the Bahamas. All scheduled flights are sold and operated by Elite Airways LLC, and available for purchase at or by calling 877-393-2510. Media Information on Elite Airways:


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