FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While flying has become crowded and tiring on many airlines, there is still one airline that offers guests the opportunity to depart from ordinary and enjoy the nostalgic experience of flying like movie stars of the 50s aboard its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft. Silver Airways is that airline, as it provides an elevated flying experience that largely avoids crowded gates, overbooked flights and mundane destinations.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Silver Airways' launch as an independent airline. On June 8, 2013, Silver launched its own independent customer reservation system and Internet site, and one year later Silver has grown its Florida and Bahamas network to offer flights between more Florida cities than any other airline and more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline.
"As we celebrate this important milestone, I want to thank all of our loyal and valued guests in Florida, the Bahamas and beyond that we have been privileged to serve, as well as all of our Silver team members who work diligently to offer our guests the best possible experience each and every day," said Silver's President and CEO David Pflieger. "We are dedicated to giving our guests the opportunity to depart from ordinary and return to the nostalgic experience of flying of the past with our convenient, personalized service to a variety of popular destinations throughout Florida and the Bahamas."
To show its appreciation to its guests, the airline has launched its "Silver Days Giveaway," offering travelers the chance to win a pair of roundtrip tickets every day for 30 days, from June 9, 2014 through July 8, 2014. The tickets are good for any of Silver's flights in Florida and the Bahamas. Visit SilverDaysGiveaway.com to participate and for complete details.
In addition, Silver is offering one of its biggest sales ever with fares from $19* (one way, including taxes and fees) through 11:00 am ET on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, for nonstop travel between June 14, 2014 and December 17, 2014. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.
Silver offers 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, as well as flights to seven Bahamian destinations, including Bimini, Grand Bahama (Freeport), the Eleutheras (Governor's Harbour and North Eleuthera), the Abacos (Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay), and Great Exuma (George Town).
In addition, Silver's connections offer the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling through its 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.
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.
Through its partnership with JetBlue, guests can also book convenient connecting flights at jetblue.com and earn TrueBlue frequent flyer points on Silver's flights throughout Florida and the Bahamas.
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 www.silverairways.com.
* Domestic Terms and Conditions: All fares are one-way and require a 3 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between June 14, 2014 and December 17, 2014. Fare sale starts at 11:00 AM EDT on June 9, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:00 AM EDT on June 11, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate all days of week. Blackout Dates Apply: July 5, 8, September 2, November 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, and December 23, 2014. *Sale fares are not valid on flights to and from Key West between October 16 and October 28, 2014. 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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