FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways has appointed 15-year finance veteran Jason Bewley as Chief Financial Officer to direct and oversee all aspects of the airline's financial activities.
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"While we have been effectively executing on Silver Airways' strategy and short-term tactical initiatives, adding someone of Bewley's caliber to our leadership will help us even further enhance and focus on our successful long-term sustainability as we continue to grow and mature our young start-up airline," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen.
Bewley brings a wealth of domestic and international experience in finance to Silver Airways, having specialized in aviation and transportation finance, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, business development, capital planning and treasury, accounting, insurance and derivatives, and investor relations.
Bewley most recently served as the CFO for All Aboard Florida where among other accomplishments he was instrumental in successfully raising over $400 million to finance the initial development of the country's first private high-speed rail line. Previous leadership roles include serving as Vice President of Finance for World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 company (NYSE:INT), where he oversaw corporate financial planning and analysis, investor relations, strategic business development, and acquisitions. Bewley also served in executive roles at AirTran Airways that included leading the airline in corporate finance, strategic planning, fuel hedging, and investor relations.
Bewley holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and is also a graduate of Leadership Orlando.
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 nearly 145 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 JetBlue and United Airlines, and has interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, 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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