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Elite Airways Service From St. Augustine’s Airport Postponed Until Early October

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The Northeast Florida Regional Airport is located on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine.

Elite Airways has announced it is postponing the start of twice weekly service between Rochester (Minn.) International Airport (RST) and Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) in St. Augustine as well as Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Officials said the updated schedule is set to kickoff on Oct. 4, with twice-weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays between RST and PHX. The twice-weekly service on Fridays and Mondays between RST and UST will begin on October 5. Service was originally scheduled to begin on July 19 and 20. Fares will start at $299 each way.

A spokesperson for Elite told the St. Augustine Record that the delay was to allow more time to spread the word about the new service.

According to the airline, the nonstop flights will help connect Mayo Clinic headquarters in Rochester, Minn. with its campuses in Jacksonville and in Phoenix, Arizona. Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus has 261 beds and nearly 6,000 employees, according to the organization’s website.

Elite Airways said that all passengers who were affected by the change have been contacted and fully refunded. Anyone with questions or concerns can call the airline at 877-393-2510.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

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Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.