MAY 29TH, 2013

STM Charters Partners With Elite Airways

Waterloo, IA, May 28, 2013 ‐ STM Charters, Inc., a company owned by Short’s Travel Management, Inc., has partnered with Elite Airways to provide air charter services for corporate and collegiate clients throughout North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

“STM Charters, Inc. is excited for the opportunity to partner with Elite Airways,” says Ryan Dohmen, President of STM Charters. “We strongly feel that they will fill a niche in the market being left by legacy carriers as they reduce their regional jet fleet. We look forward to growing our presence in the collegiate marketplace and beyond.”

Elite Airways plans to operate at least four Bombardier CRJ100/200 aircraft that will be strategically positioned throughout the United States. These aircraft are currently configured with 50 coach seats to provide optimal comfort for athletes and coaching staff.

Elite Airways is America’s newest commercial passenger airline with offices in Portland, Maine and Melbourne, Florida. For the past six months Elite Airways has been heavily involved in the transporting of NCAA sports teams throughout the United States and Internationally. “Our brand reputation is very important to us and we feel that a partnership with STM Charters dovetails into our values of exceptional customer service”, says Elite Airways President John Pearsall.

STM Charters specializes in the movement of sports groups and every year moves thousands of coaches, athletes, staff, and fans to events throughout the United States. Short’s Travel Management, Inc., the parent company of STM Charters, Inc., is a leading travel management company founded in 1946 in Waterloo, IA that provides travel services to universities, sports groups, state governments, corporations and vacation travelers. Short’s Travel Management, a full‐service travel source, is currently ranked as one of the Top 25 largest travel management companies in the U.S. according to Business Travel News. Please visit for more details.