FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways, Florida's next generation regional airline, is gearing up for new nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville starting on August 19, 2014. In addition, Silver is increasing weekday frequencies between Tampa and Jacksonville and between Tampa and West Palm Beach.
To celebrate, fares from $59* (one-way, including taxes and fees) are available at silverairways.com through August 15, 2014, for nonstop travel between August 14, 2014 and October 30, 2014. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.
In addition to linking the Northeast and South Florida, Silver's new Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville service enhances connection opportunities for guests to the airline'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.
Offering service between more Florida cities than any other airline, and with multiple daily frequencies, Silver Airways' schedules are ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Business travelers appreciate Silver's schedules which allow for a full day of work in either city, as well as the option to choose refundable fares that provide the flexibility to easily adjust plans without paying additional fees. Leisure travelers enjoy saving while flying past the hassles and high fuel costs of driving.
Silver Airways offers travelers a variety of convenient frequencies to 10 destinations throughout its intra-Florida network, including Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West. In addition, Silver also offers more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline.
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 when traveling on Silver's flights throughout Florida and the Bahamas. 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 gives guests the opportunity to "depart from ordinary" aboard its fleet of 34-seat fuel-efficient Saab 340B Plus aircraft.
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 sale fares are one-way and require a 3 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between August 14, 2014 and October 30, 2014. Fare sale starts at 8:00 AM EDT on August 11, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM EDT on August 15, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights may not operate all days of week. Blackout Dates Apply: September 2 and October 14, 2014. Sale fares are only valid on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. * Service to/from Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville begins August 19, 2014. 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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