FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Offering more routes within Florida than any other airline, Silver Airways is further cementing its position as the airline of choice for business and leisure travel within the Sunshine State with new routes and improved frequencies starting February 12, 2015:
Just in time for the legislative session, Silver has announced new and additional frequencies between Tallahassee and key business markets throughout the State of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and Palm Beach.
Fort Lauderdale – Tallahassee:
- Silver is starting four new weekly nonstop flights on peak travel days of Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, starting February 12, 2015.
- The improved schedule also provides one-stop same-plane service via Tampa each business day, as well as convenient connections via Orlando.
Orlando – Tallahassee:
- Starting February 12, 2015, Silver is also doubling its service (from one flight per day to two) between Orlando and Tallahassee.
- The improved schedule includes flight times that are ideal for same-day business travel.
In addition to the above added nonstop flights, more highlights of Silver's new intra-Florida schedule include:
- additional frequencies between Fort Lauderdale and Tampa – increasing from four to five flights per day on weekdays (starting February 12, 2015);
- additional frequencies between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville – increasing from three to four flights per day on weekdays (starting February 12, 2015);
- improved connections between Key West and Tallahassee, and between Palm Beach and Tallahassee;
- and Silver's new increased intra-Florida schedules offer the most nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale to primary business centers in Orlando and Jacksonville than any other airline.
"We are proud to be the airline of choice for travel throughout the Sunshine State. We have listened to the State's legislators, officials, and employees, as well as other customer feedback, and we are looking forward to even further expanding our offering of flights throughout Florida, including growing our Tallahassee service, and giving even more travelers the convenience of flying over driving," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen.
"Our citizens have continued to stress that the number one needed destination from Tallahassee was Fort Lauderdale. After tireless efforts, I am proud to report success!" said airport liaison, City Commissioner Scott Maddox. "Our citizens and visitors will now have convenient air service direct to and from Fort Lauderdale."
"Fort Lauderdale is one of our top three destinations. We are happy to work with our partners, Silver Airways, to provide new service to Fort Lauderdale and expanded service to Orlando," said City of Tallahassee Director of Aviation Chris Curry. "These destinations will provide greater connectivity within the state for the residents of our community."
To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering introductory fares* between Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee, and between Orlando and Tallahassee, from $129.00* (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.
From Tallahassee, Silver offers nonstop service to Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale.
From Fort Lauderdale, Silver offers nonstop service to Key West, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Orlando, as well as seven Bahamian destinations, including Bimini, Grand Bahama (Freeport), the Abacos (Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour), Eleuthera (North Eleuthera and Governor's Harbour), and Great Exuma (George Town).
From Orlando, Silver flies nonstop to Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Fort Myers, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Gainesville, as well as to the Bahamian destinations of the Abacos (Marsh Harbour), Grand Bahama (Freeport), and North Eleuthera.
From Tampa, Silver flies nonstop to Pensacola, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West, as well as new service starting to the Abacos (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.
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Tallahassee (TLH) service effective February 12, 2015:|
|Fort Lauderdale – Tallahassee||7:05 am||9:53 am||82||1 stop – Tampa||Daily except Sun|
|Fort Lauderdale – Tallahassee||9:10 am||11:05 am||134||0||Mon|
|Fort Lauderdale – Tallahassee||2:00 pm||4:48 pm||80||1 – Tampa||Mon – Fri|
|Fort Lauderdale – Tallahassee||3:45 pm||5:43 pm||134||0||Thur, Fri, Sun|
|Tallahassee – Fort Lauderdale||9:46 am||12:41 pm||66||1 – Tampa||Daily except Sun|
|Tallahassee – Fort Lauderdale||11:35 am||1:28 pm||94||0||Mon|
|Tallahassee – Fort Lauderdale||4:31 pm||7:17 pm||59||1 – Tampa||Daily except Sat|
|Tallahassee – Fort Lauderdale||6:13 pm||8:03 pm||134||0||Thur, Fri, Sun|
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Orlando (MCO) service effective February 12, 2015:|
|Orlando – Tallahassee||8:00 am||9:16 am||70||0||Daily except Sun|
|Orlando – Tallahassee||2:45 pm||4:01 pm||61||0||Daily except Sat|
|Tallahassee – Orlando||10:23 am||11:33 am||86||0||Daily except Sun|
|Tallahassee – Orlando||5:25 pm||6:35 pm||87||0||Daily except Sat|
|Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Tampa (TPA) service effective February 12, 2015:|
|Tampa – Tallahassee||8:45 am||9:53 am||82||0||Daily except Sun|
|Tampa – Tallahassee||3:42 pm||4:48 pm||80||0|| Daily except Sat, |
|Tampa – Tallahassee||3:45 pm||4:51 pm||97||0||Sun|
|Tallahassee – Tampa||9:46 am||10:49 am||66||0||Daily except Sun|
|Tallahassee – Tampa||4:31 pm||5:35 pm||59||0||Daily except Sat|
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 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.
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