Who We Are
In 2006, prominent members of the airline laundry industry in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Miami joined forces to form an umbrella organization to provide better services to their broad base of national and international clients.
That new organization, Elite Airline Services, LLC, comprises a nationwide network of experienced affiliates and subcontractors — and embraces a single vision for unsurpassed quality, service and innovation.
All U.S.-based laundry service locations are individually owned and operated, employ more than 600 people in total, and deliver exemplary cleaning services to more than 100 international and domestic airlines as well as in-flight caterers and cleaners.
Elite looks forward to expanding operations in Europe and South America in the near future. To all of our customers, we say thank you — and promise that the best is yet to come!
Elite’s textile cleaning operation started in 1920, and we began airline cleaning and refurbishing operations in 1948. In the mid-1990s, the Glabman family began expanding service to the airline industry in the continental U.S. by establishing affiliate and sub-contractor laundry operations at key airport locations. In 1985, the company made a commitment to serve airline customers exclusively.
In 2023, we celebrate our 103rd year of textile cleaning service, and our 75th year of airline industry service. We are exclusively dedicated to the airline and travel industry, and intimately understand our clients' everyday business needs.
Nat Glabman, founder of the family textile-cleaning business, 1970s.
Nat and Ruth Glabman in front of the family laundry, 1930s. They met when Ruth worked as the company’s bookkeeper.