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Photo Release -- Silver Airways Launching Service From St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Daily nonstop flights to/from Fort Lauderdale and Key West start March 12, 2015

Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline.


Silver Airways Saab 340B Plus turbo-prop - safest commercial aircraft in the world.


Introductory fares from $69* (including taxes and fees) available at silverairways.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Once again Silver Airways is expanding its Florida flying and launching service from its 11th Sunshine State airport: St. Pete-Clearwater International. Today Silver Airways announced it is starting nonstop service from St. Pete-Clearwater to both Fort Lauderdale and Key West on March 12, 2015. The two new routes are not currently being serviced from St. Pete-Clearwater.

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Starting March 12, 2015, Silver will operate two daily flights between St. Pete-Clearwater and Fort Lauderdale, and a daily flight between St. Pete-Clearwater and Key West.

In addition to the new nonstop flights, the new service provides convenient connections to Jacksonville and the seven destinations that Silver serves in the Bahamas, including Freeport and North Eleuthera.

"As further demonstration of Silver Airways' continued commitment to State of Florida residents and visitors, we are looking forward to launching service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. "Introducing service from St. Pete-Clearwater is all about offering business and leisure travelers from throughout the Tampa Bay area more options for convenient flights to South Florida and the Bahamas, while giving our other Florida customers even more opportunities to access all that the Tampa Bay area has to offer."

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Director Noah Lagos states, "We are pleased that Silver Airways sees such a strong demand in Tampa Bay that they are expanding service to add PIE to their Florida airports. Fort Lauderdale is a new opportunity for us to serve business and leisure travelers within our state and Key West has been a favorite at PIE in the past. We look forward to this new service and the flexibility it affords travelers with its strong schedule."

"I am very pleased that Silver Airways continues to expand its intrastate connectivity from the Key West International Airport with this exciting new service to the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport," said Don DeGraw, Director of Airports, Monroe County. "With the addition of this route, Silver will now offer five nonstop destinations from Key West, making it that much easier to fly direct, from the southernmost City."

To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering introductory fares from $69* (one way, including taxes and fees) through 11:59 pm EST on January 15, 2015, for travel between March 12, 2015 and May 22, 2015. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.

As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver offers more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline. With this new service, Silver will offer more routes between Tampa Bay and South Florida than any other airline, as well as more flights from Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area than any other airline.

Silver's connections offer customers the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to dozens of destinations that are available via the airline's interline ticketing partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United, 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.

All of Silver's flights are operated with its fleet of 27 highly reliable and fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turbo-prop aircraft. With the lowest accident rate of any other commercial aircraft, Saab is the safest in the world.

Silver Airways' St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective March 12, 2015:
Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
St. Pete-Clearwater – Fort Lauderdale 8:00 am 9:10 am 40 0 Daily except Sun
St. Pete-Clearwater – Fort Lauderdale 6:57 pm 8:07 pm 41 0 Daily except Sat
Fort Lauderdale – St. Pete-Clearwater 7:45 am 8:55 am 42 0 Daily except Sun
Fort Lauderdale – St. Pete-Clearwater 5:17 pm 6:27 pm 41 0 Daily except Sat
Silver Airways' St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) – Key West (EYW) service effective March 12, 2015:
Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
St. Pete-Clearwater – Key West 9:25 am 10:35 am 48 0 Daily except Sun
Key West – St. Pete-Clearwater 6:45 pm 7:55 pm 49 0 Daily except Sat

About Silver Airways

As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline. The airline averages 130 daily flights to 25 destinations in Florida and the Bahamas, as well as 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. Silver's fleet is comprised of 27 highly reliable and fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus turbo-prop aircraft. With the lowest accident rate of any other commercial aircraft, Saab is the safest in the world. 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 14 days advance purchase. Travel is valid between March 12, 2015 and May 22, 2015. Sale fares are valid on select dates. Fare sale starts at 2:30 pm EST on January 12, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2015. 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. When purchased at silverairways.com bag fees are: $25 for the first bag, $35 domestic / $40 international for the second bag and $125 domestic / $150 international for the third bag. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these size or weight limitations and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further fee details please visit silverairways.com.

The photos are also available via AP PhotoExpress.

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

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