FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways has successfully met the Department of Defense's (DOD) Commercial Air Carrier Quality and Safety Requirements in all areas of the airline's operation. As such, Florida's largest independent airline is approved for participation in the DOD's Air Transportation Program.
"Operating safely is always our number one focus. Joining the DOD's Air Transportation Program is yet another significant milestone as we continue to improve our service and reliability as the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas, and will allow us to better support the large military presence and government travelers in many of the cities we serve throughout the Sunshine State, including Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West, as well as from Washington, D.C.-Dulles," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. "Thank you to all of our professional team members who work diligently each and every day to offer our customers safe, reliable air transportation."
The DOD's Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Requirements mandate airlines to engage in quality programs and business practices that not only ensure good service, but enhance the safety, operational, and maintenance standards established by regulatory agencies. As such, the DOD has established a set of air carrier quality and safety requirements that reflect the type of programs and practices the DOD seeks from air carriers or operators airlifting DOD resources.
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.
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