Introductory fares from $89* (including taxes and fees) available at silverairways.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways is continuing to expand its Florida flying by introducing service from its 12th Sunshine State airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in Panama City, Florida. On March 19, 2015, the airline is starting nonstop service from Panama City to both Orlando and Tampa. The two new routes are not currently being serviced from Panama City.
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Starting March 19, 2015, Silver will operate two daily nonstop flights between Panama City and Orlando, as well as daily nonstop service between Panama City and Tampa.
"As the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, adding Panama City to our network further demonstrates Silver Airways' commitment to providing residents and travelers throughout the Sunshine State the ease and convenience of flying over driving," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. "We look forward to providing these important links between Panama City and Central Florida, as well as connections to the many islands we fly to in the Bahamas."
"We are excited to welcome Silver Airways and offer new in-state air service to our passengers, as that is exactly what our community has been asking for," said Parker W. McClellan, Jr., executive director of the airport. "ECP continues to grow and we are looking forward to ensuring our passengers have the ability to not only travel to the rest of the world, but also the ability to easily access other destinations in our state."
"We are pleased with Florida-based Silver Airways decision to expand its service to Panama City, another prime Florida destination, beginning in March," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "Visitors and residents will welcome this nonstop convenient and quick access that links Orlando to the many offerings of Northwest Florida."
"Creating easy connectivity within Florida is great for our state residents, our tourists and our economy," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. "Silver Airways has been a great partner in increasing intrastate travel, and we're certain this new service between the Panhandle's Emerald Coast and the Tampa Bay area will be popular for both business and leisure flyers."
To celebrate the new service, Silver Airways is offering introductory fares from $89* (one way, including taxes and fees) through 11:59 pm EST on January 22, 2015, for travel between March 19, 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.
These new routes not only provide important links between Northwest and Central Florida, but also a variety of convenient connection opportunities to Silver's popular destinations throughout other key points in the Sunshine State, as well as seven island destinations in the Bahamas.
In addition, Silver Airways' connections offer customers the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to dozens of destinations outside of Florida 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' Panama City (ECP) – Orlando (MCO) service effective March 19, 2015:|
|Panama City – Orlando||11:50 am||2:25 pm||69||0||Daily|
|Panama City – Orlando||3:55 pm||6:30 pm||129||0||Daily|
|Orlando – Panama City||10:45 am||11:20 am||68||0||Daily|
|Orlando – Panama City||2:50 pm||3:25 pm||54||0||Daily|
|Silver Airways' Panama City (ECP) – Tampa (TPA) service effective March 19, 2015:|
|Panama City – Tampa||6:30 am||8:55 am||51||0||Daily except Sat & Sun|
|Panama City – Tampa||7:00 am||9:25 am||131||0||Sat & Sun|
|Tampa – Panama City||5:45 pm||6:10 pm||106||0||Daily except Sat|
|Tampa – Panama City||6:25 pm||6:50 pm||96||0||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 over 130 daily flights to 28 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 21 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between March 19, 2015 and May 22, 2015. Fare sale starts at 9:00am EST on January 19, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm EST on January 22, 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.
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