FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways, Florida's next generation regional airline, announced today it is adding multiple daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). The new service starts on August 19, 2014, with up to three flights per day, and increases to up to six daily flights on November 2, 2014.
In addition to linking the Northeast and South Florida, the new service will enhance connection opportunities for guests to Silver's popular destinations throughout the Bahamas and Key West, as well as over a dozen additional destinations outside of Florida via its codeshare and numerous interline partners.
Silver gives guests the opportunity to "depart from the ordinary" aboard its fleet of 34-seat fast and comfortable Saab 340B Plus aircraft.
To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering introductory fares* between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville from $79 (one way, including taxes and fees) through May 29, 2014, for nonstop travel between June 9, 2014 and November 5, 2014. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.
"We're looking forward to offering our Florida residents and visitors even more travel options within the Sunshine State with the addition of our 16th intra-Florida route between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville," said Silver Airways President and CEO Dave Pflieger. "Business travelers will appreciate our schedule which allows for a full day of work in either city while leisure guests will enjoy flying past the hassles of driving."
"We're appreciative that Silver has responded to the changing business market by adding this important JAX – Fort Lauderdale service," said Steve Grossman, Executive Director/CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. "Silver's presence in JAX continues to grow, and we are pleased to provide more nonstop flight options for our business and leisure travelers."
"Broward County Aviation Department is excited to increase service to this important intrastate market," said Doug Webster, Deputy Director, Broward County Aviation Department. "Silver Airways is growing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and we look forward to offering Florida travelers more destination options."
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. The airline also recently announced new nonstop flights between Orlando 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 Fort Lauderdale, Silver flies nonstop to Key West, Orlando and Tampa, as well as the popular Bahamas destinations of Bimini, Freeport, George Town, Governor's Harbour, Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera and Treasure Cay.
From Jacksonville, the airline flies nonstop to Tampa and seasonally to Marsh Harbour.
In addition, Silver's connections offer the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to dozens of destinations that are available via the airline's 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® and JetBlue's TrueBlue customer loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver's Florida network. Flights on Silver Airways can be purchased via silverairways.com, as part of codeshare itineraries on united.com, as part of connecting itineraries with JetBlue via jetblue.com, and via major online travel agencies.
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Jacksonville (JAX) service effective August 19, 2014:|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||8:40 am||10:15 am||3985||0||Daily except Sun|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||2:30 pm||4:05 pm||3987||0||Daily except Sat|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||5:25 pm||7:00 pm||3989||0||Daily except Sat|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||6:35 am||8:10 am||3981||0||Daily except Sun|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||10:45 am||12:20 pm||3986||0||Daily except Sun|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||4:35 pm||6:10 pm||3987||0||Daily except Sat|
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Jacksonville (JAX) service effective September 6, 2014:|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||8:40 am||10:15 am||128||0||Daily except Sun|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||2:30 pm||4:05 pm||127||0||Daily except Sat|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||5:25 pm||7:00 pm||122||0||Daily except Sat|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||6:35 am||8:10 am||121||0||Daily except Sun|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||10:45 am||12:20 pm||128||0||Daily except Sun|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||4:35 pm||6:10 pm||127||0||Daily except Sat|
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Jacksonville (JAX) service effective November 2, 2014:|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||7:30 am||9:05 am||128||0||Mon – Fri|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||9:05 am||10:40 am||124||0||Daily|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||1:15 pm||2:40 pm||125||0||Mon – Fri|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||3:45 pm||5:20 pm||127||0||Daily|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||5:45 pm||7:20 pm||126||0||Daily|
|Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville||7:55 pm||9:30 pm||122||0||Daily except Sat|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||7:00 am||8:35 am||121||0||Mon – Fri|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||9:35 am||11:10 am||128||0||Daily|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||11:10 am||12:45 pm||124||0||Daily|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||3:20 pm||4:55 pm||125||0||Mon – Fri|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||5:50 pm||7:25 pm||127||0||Daily|
|Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale||7:50 pm||9:25 pm||126||0||Daily except Sat|
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. Silver offers flights between more Florida cities than any other airline and more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, and 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), 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 silverairways.com.
*Domestic Terms and Conditions
All fares are one-way and require a 14 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between June 9, 2014 through November 5, 2014. Fare sale starts at 11:00 AM EDT on May 27, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM EDT on May 29, 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, 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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