Daily nonstop flights from Charleston to Orlando and Tampa Begins March 19, 2015
Introductory fares from $89* (including taxes and fees) available at silverairways.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways is introducing a new and convenient link between Charleston, South Carolina and Central Florida. Starting March 19, 2015, the airline will offer daily nonstop service between Charleston and Orlando, and between Charleston and Tampa. In addition to the nonstop service, the new flights from Charleston are designed to offer travelers easy one-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, including at least one direct flight in each direction on weekdays.
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"As we continue to offer business and leisure travelers the ease and convenience of flying over driving, we're looking forward to expanding Silver Airways' point-to-point service from hub cities in our Florida home to Charleston," said Silver Airways CEO Sam Teittinen. "We look forward to providing this important link between South Carolina and our Florida cities, as well as connections to the many islands we fly to in the Bahamas."
"We're thrilled to be adding this new service to Florida. Passengers have been telling us for a long time that they want more options when it comes to travel to Florida. Now in addition to nonstop service to Miami, Lowcountry residents will be able to visit two of Florida's outstanding destinations – Orlando and Tampa," said Paul G. Campbell, Jr., director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA). "Orlando is great for families looking for fun at its many parks and attractions. Tampa is a beautiful metropolitan city known for its great music scene and spectacular views of Tampa Bay and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico." The CCAA owns and operates Charleston International Airport and two general aviation airports in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
"Welcoming Silver Airlines to Charleston is a moment to savor," said Daniel Blumenstock ,CHA, Chairman of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The entire hospitality industry is genuinely excited about new nonstop service from Orlando and Tampa. Florida consistently ranks among the top tier states in terms of visitor inquiries, and these two important regions offered by Silver Airways consistently lead Florida in that category. We believe that our industry will strongly benefit from the new service and we look forward to a great partnership with Silver Airways."
"The announcement by Silver Airways to continue to expand its routes at Orlando International Airport by beginning nonstop service to Charleston as the only nonstop link to South Carolina is exciting. The offerings of the two markets with Charleston regarded as America's most friendly and Orlando the most visited destination is a winning travel combination," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
"Silver Airways continues to offer our travelers quick, convenient flights to some of the best cities in the Southeast, which now includes the beautiful city of Charleston," said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. "We're confident this new daily nonstop connection will be popular for those wanting see great architecture and shops in South Carolina, as well as those wanting to visit the beaches and attractions of the Tampa Bay area."
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 South Carolina to 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' Charleston, SC (CHS) – Orlando (MCO) service effective March 19, 2015:|
|Charleston – Orlando||1:41 pm||3:16 pm||89||0||Daily except Sat & Sun|
|Charleston – Orlando||2:35 pm||4:10 pm||89||0||Sat|
|Charleston – Orlando||2:40 pm||4:15 pm||89||0||Sun|
|Orlando – Charleston||11:36 am||1:11 pm||63||0||Daily except Sat & Sun|
|Orlando – Charleston||12:30 pm||2:05 pm||63||0||Sat|
|Orlando – Charleston||12:35 pm||2:10 pm||63||0||Sun|
|Silver Airways' Charleston, SC (CHS) – Tampa (TPA) service effective March 19, 2015:|
|Charleston – Tampa||12:20 pm||2:10 pm||93||0||Daily|
|Tampa – Charleston||9:55 am||11:50 am||131||0||Daily|
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 requires 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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