Elite Airways (7Q, Portland, ME) is a business charter operator which has announced plans to start scheduled operations from Melbourne, FL to airports "without non-stop service" to Florida from mid-December. Elite plans to initially operate two CRJ-100s on the services that will link Melbourne with destinations such as Niagara Falls, Plattsburgh Int'l, Portland, ME, Portsmouth and Worcester. Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh are already served by Allegiant Air (G4, Las Vegas McCarran) from Orlando Sanford. Elite plans to eventually use larger jets and is considering either B737-300s, B737-700s or A319-100s to expand operations. Elite Airways already operates a single ex-Comair (USA) (OH, Cincinnati Int'l) CRJ-100 N97EA (c/n 7027).