FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways announced it is further expanding its extensive Florida network with new daily nonstop flights between Key West International Airport (EYW) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) on June 12, 2014. The next generation regional airline will also continue to offer one-stop and connecting flights between Key West and Orlando via Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale.
To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering fares between Key West and Orlando from $99* (one way, including taxes and fees) through April 20, 2014, for nonstop travel between June 12, 2014 and August 19, 2014. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit www.silverairways.com.
"We're looking forward to offering our guests even more travel options within the Sunshine State as we further grow our Florida schedule with the addition of convenient nonstop flights between Key West and Orlando," said Silver Airways Vice President of Network Planning Jamie Kogutek. "These new flights also offer even greater connectivity to and from destinations beyond Florida through our codeshare partnership with United and our many interline airline partners."
"We here at Key West International are excited to learn that Silver Airways will be expanding their service by providing us with nonstop flights to and from Orlando," said Director of Key West International Airport Peter Horton. "Silver's association with both United and JetBlue makes the airline a particularly valuable partner here at EYW."
"The decision by Silver Airways to add Key West to their schedule fills a need for our passengers in Central Florida," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "The addition of service to this popular Florida destination helps Orlando International Airport continue to offer more nonstop domestic service than any other airport in Florida."
Silver Airways offers service between more Florida cities than any other airline. In 2013, the airline connected thousands of interline passengers on more than 450 weekly flights to 10 destinations throughout its extensive Florida network, including Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West. With over 225 weekly flights between Florida and the Bahamas each week, Silver also offers more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline.
From Key West, Silver also offers nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Tampa. From Orlando, the carrier flies nonstop to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Marsh Harbour, Pensacola and Tallahassee.
In addition, Silver's connections offer the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling. In Orlando, Silver will offer connections to dozens of destinations beyond Florida through its codeshare with United Airlines and interline ticketing partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air and All Nippon Airways.
Members of United's MileagePlus® customer loyalty program can also earn and redeem frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver's entire network in addition to connecting flights on United.
Silver gives customers the opportunity to depart from the ordinary aboard its fleet of fuel efficient, noise reduction equipped Saab340B Plus aircraft.
Silver Airways' Key West (EYW) – Orlando (MCO) service effective June 12, 2014:
|Key West – Orlando||12:55 pm||2:15 pm||4039||0||Daily|
|Orlando – Key West||1:25 pm||2:45 pm||4040||0||Daily|
About Silver Airways
Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. owned and operated airline operating approximately 170 daily scheduled flights to/from 38 destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The airline, which offers more flights within Florida to the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, has valued partnership and codeshare agreements with United Airlines and interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways.
Silver is a 2013 two-time award winner, having been recognized by its industry and the traveling public. In February 2013, it was named the recipient of Air Transport World's (ATW) 2013 Regional Airline of the Year Award, the first U.S. airline to win regional aviation's top honor since 2008. This award recognized Silver's outstanding achievements, as well as the company's contributions toward elevating the entire regional aviation industry overall. In October 2013, Silver was named one of the Top 10 "Best U.S. Airlines" in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler's 26th annual 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
The Silver fleet is comprised of 28 Saab 340B Plus aircraft (with a capacity of 34 passengers in a spacious, noise reduction equipped cabin), each powered by highly reliable, fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines. The airline also operates a small number of Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers) in the airline's Cleveland network.
Silver Airways is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011.
Visit Silver Airways at www.silverairways.com.
*All fares are one-way and require a 14 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between June 12, 2014 through August 19, 2014. Fare sale starts at 11:00 AM EDT on April 14, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM EDT on April 20, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate all days of week. Sale fares are only valid on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $200 fee plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Tickets purchased from Silver Airways reservation call center will cost an additional $25 per customer, per itinerary, and $35 more per customer if booked at an airport ticket office. To avoid this additional expense, please make your reservation through silverairways.com. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from reservation call center or airport ticket office will be non-refundable. Fares, routes, fees and schedules are subject to change without notice. Silver Airways will accept checked baggage up to 50 pounds and 62 linear inches for a per customer fee of $25 per bag for the first bag, $35 per bag for the second bag and $125 per bag for the third to tenth bag. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these size or weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further details please visit silverairways.com.
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