Elite getting incentives for Metro Airport flights
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metro Airport will give a standard incentive package to Elite Airways when the company begins flying out of the market in July.
Jim Caldwell, an airport spokesman, says Elite Airways will get a two-year waiver on landing fees and rent. Metro Airport will also help support advertising for the startup airline and could put up as much as $100,000 a year for two years.
Even though Metro Airport won't collect landing fees or rent, Caldwell says the airport will see a financial benefit from Elite's entry into the market.
Elite Airways, based in Portland, Maine, will make a formal announcement in mid-June on destinations out of Baton Rouge. The company has operated since 2006 as a charter service.