Posted on: 23 December 2014 by Mark Howells
From 12 February 2015, Silver Airways is launching four new routes: Tampa–Marsh Harbour, Orlando–North Eleuthera and Orlando–Freeport (all three as part of the airline’s expansion in the Bahamas) and Fort Lauderdale–Tallahassee as part of its intra-Florida schedule.
The new Fort Lauderdale–Tallahassee service will run four times weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, including one-stop same-plane service via Tampa each business day.
Silver is also doubling service between Orlando and Tallahassee from one flight per day to two at convenient times for business travellers, alongside the increase of the Fort Lauderdale–Tampa service and the Fort Lauderdale–Jacksonville service from four to five flights per day on weekdays and three to four flights per day on weekdays respectively.
Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen explained, “We are proud to be the airline of choice for travel throughout the Sunshine State. We have listened to the State’s legislators, officials, and employees, as well as customer feedback, and we are looking forward to even further expanding our offering of flights throughout Florida, including growing our Tallahassee service, and giving even more travellers the convenience of flying over driving.”
With the new Bahamas routes, Silver Airways is focusing on the Out Islands. The new service between Tampa and Marsh Harbour (in the Abacos) will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, whilst the Orlando–North Eleuthera and Orlando–Freeport (Grand Bahama) services are scheduled once weekly on Saturdays.
The airline is also re-introducing seasonal flights three times weekly between Fort Lauderdale and Governors Harbour (Eleuthera) and five times weekly (every day except Tuesdays and Thursdays) between Fort Lauderdale and George Town (on Great Exuma Island). From February, Silver Airways will also begin daily Orlando–Marsh Harbour flights and two weekly flights on Saturdays and Sundays between Jacksonville and Marsh Harbour.
“Our new nonstop services from Tampa and Orlando to the Bahamas, as well as our recently increased flights to Fort Lauderdale from Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa are all part of our continued focus and increased flying in our home markets throughout Florida and the Bahamas, and our way of making it even easier for our customers to visit all of the unique family Out Islands of the Bahamas,” Teittinen added.