- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland-based airline has begun offering direct flights to Orlando, Florida.

Elite Airways says it will offer non-stop service from the Portland International Jetport to Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Mondays and Fridays. Prices start at $149 each way.

WMTW-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1TU8W47 ) the first direct flight from Orlando is set to touch down at Portland Jetport at around 1 p.m. Friday. A ribbon cutting is scheduled before the flight returns to Orlando at 2 p.m.

The airline says the service is aimed toward vacationers. It plans to announce a partnership with Make-A-Wish Maine to donate flights to families traveling to Florida as part of a wish.

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Information from: WMTW-TV, https://www.wmtw.com

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