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Silver Airways Further Expands Bahamas Flying With Three New Nonstop Routes Plus Resumption of Seasonal Service and Increased Frequencies

New routes starting February 12, 2015 include: Tampa – Marsh Harbour, Orlando – Freeport, Orlando – North Eleuthera

Introductory fares from $139 to the Bahamas and $179 from the Bahamas (one-way, including taxes and fees)* available at SilverAirways.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways, who already offers more routes between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, is offering even more travel options with the introduction of three new nonstop routes between the Sunshine State and the Out Islands of the Bahamas, as well as resuming a number of seasonal routes and increasing frequencies between numerous current routes starting on February 12, 2015.

Silver's new nonstop routes include:

  • Tampa – Marsh Harbour in the Abacos with two weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Orlando – North Eleuthera with one weekly flight on Saturdays;
  • Orlando – Freeport in Grand Bahama with one weekly flight on Saturdays.

Silver is also resuming the following seasonal service:

  • Fort Lauderdale – Governors Harbour in Eleuthera with three weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays);
  • Fort Lauderdale – George Town on Great Exuma Island with five weekly flights (every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays);
  • Orlando – Marsh Harbour in the Abacos with daily service;
  • Jacksonville – Marsh Harbour in the Abacos with two weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition, Silver Airways is adding more flights for the peak travel season between Fort Lauderdale and Bimini, Freeport, Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera, and Treasure Cay, as well as between Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour.

"Our new nonstop service from Tampa and Orlando to the Bahamas, as well as our recently increased flights to Fort Lauderdale from Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa are all part of our continued focus and increased flying in our home markets throughout Florida and the Bahamas, and our way of making it even easier for our customers to visit many of the unique islands of the Bahamas," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen.

"Island destinations have been a top priority for us," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. "We're thrilled to partner with Silver Airways and offer Marsh Harbour as a new nonstop route, creating easy connectivity between Tampa Bay and a destination known for great boating, fishing and honeymooning."

To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering introductory fares from $139 to the Bahamas and $179 from the Bahamas (one way, including taxes and fees)* through 11:59 pm EST on December 22, 2014, for nonstop travel between February 12, 2015 and April 30, 2015. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.

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.

About Silver Airways

Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, and averages 130 daily flights to 25 destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Mid-Atlantic region from Washington-Dulles. Silver is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Alaska Airlines, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways. Recognized by both the industry and the traveling public, Silver was named 2013 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World and one of the Top 10 "Best U.S. Airlines" in Condé Nast Traveler's 26th Annual 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Silver's fleet is comprised of 27 34-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft powered by highly reliable and fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines. Silver 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.

*All sale fares are one-way and require a 7 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between February 12, 2015 and April 30, 2015, with blackout dates: March 1 through April 7, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm EST on December 22, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights and may not operate all days of week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $200 fee plus any difference in fare, if applicable. Tickets purchased from Silver Airways reservation call center, will cost an additional non-refundable $25 per customer, per itinerary, and $35 (non-refundable) more per customer if booked at an airport ticket office. To avoid this additional expense, please make your reservation at silverairways.com. 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, per bag fee of $25 for the first bag, $35 domestic flights / $40 international flights for the second bag and $125 domestic / $150 international for the third to tenth bag. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these size or weight limitations and other baggage restrictions may apply. Higher fees apply for checked bags purchased at the airport. For further fee details please visit silverairways.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Misty Pinson Director of Public Relations and Communications 954-494-7761 mediarelations@silverairways.com

Source:Silver Airways