Silver Airways Guests Treated to Red Carpet Welcome on First Flights Between Orlando and Key West

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Special Fares From $49* Available at SilverAirways.com Plus Silver Days Two Tickets a Day for 30 Days Giveaway

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Silver Airways continues to expand its already extensive Florida network, the airline this week started its new twice daily nonstop flights between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Key West International Airport (EYW). In addition, Florida's next generation regional airline also continues to offer one-stop and connecting flights between Key West and Orlando via Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale.

To celebrate the start of the new flights, Silver is offering fares between Orlando and Key West from $49* (one way, including taxes and fees) through Sunday, June 15 at 11:59 pm ET, for nonstop travel between June 17, 2014 and December 17, 2014. For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.

In addition, Silver has launched its "Silver Days Giveaway," offering travelers the chance to win a pair of roundtrip tickets every day for 30 days, from June 9, 2014 through July 8, 2014. The tickets are good for any of Silver's flights in Florida and the Bahamas. Visit SilverDaysGiveaway.com to participate and for complete details.

"We're thrilled to be offering our guests even more travel options within the Sunshine State as we continue to further grow our Florida schedule with our convenient nonstop flights between Key West and Orlando," said Silver Airways Vice President of Network Planning Jamie Kogutek. "These new flights also offer even greater connectivity to and from destinations beyond Florida through our codeshare partnership with United and our many interline airline partners."

"The busy summer travel season is here and for many local passengers that means in-state travel, which is why we are very happy that Silver Airways has decided to offer service to one of our more popular Florida destinations, Key West," says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

"We are excited about Silver adding this new nonstop route between Key West and Orlando," said Director of Key West International Airport Peter Horton. "Silver's expanded partnership with JetBlue allows travelers to log on to jetblue.com and book flights from anywhere in the JetBlue system direct to Key West."

Silver Airways offers service between more Florida cities than any other airline. In 2013, the airline connected thousands of interline travelers on more than 450 weekly flights to 10 destinations throughout its extensive Florida network, including Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West. With over 225 weekly flights between Florida and the Bahamas, Silver also offers more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline.

From Orlando, Silver flies nonstop to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Marsh Harbour, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Key West. From Key West, Silver also offers nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando.

In addition, Silver's connections offer the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling. In Orlando, Silver offers connections to dozens of destinations beyond Florida through its codeshare with United Airlines and interline ticketing partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air and All Nippon Airways.

Members of United's MileagePlus® customer loyalty program can also earn and redeem frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver's entire network in addition to connecting flights on United.

Through its partnership with JetBlue, travelers can now also book convenient connecting flights at jetblue.com and earn TrueBlue frequent flyer points on Silver's flights throughout Florida and the Bahamas.

Silver gives guests the opportunity to depart from ordinary aboard its fleet of fuel efficient Saab 340B Plus aircraft.

Silver Airways' Orlando (MCO) – Key West (EYW) service effective June 9, 2014:
  Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Key West – Orlando 12:10 pm 1:30 pm 4039** 0 Daily
Key West – Orlando 5:35 pm 6:55 pm 3996 0 Daily
Orlando – Key West 1:25 pm 2:45 pm 4040** 0 Daily
Orlando – Key West 4:24 pm 5:44 pm 3997 0 Daily
**Effective June 12, 2014          

About Silver Airways

Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. owned and operated airline operating approximately 170 daily scheduled flights to/from 38 destinations in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The airline, which offers more flights within Florida to the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, has valued partnership and codeshare agreements with United Airlines and interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways.

Silver is a 2013 two-time award winner, having been recognized by its industry and the traveling public. In February 2013, it was named the recipient of Air Transport World's (ATW) 2013 Regional Airline of the Year Award, the first U.S. airline to win regional aviation's top honor since 2008. This award recognized Silver's outstanding achievements, as well as the company's contributions toward elevating the entire regional aviation industry overall. In October 2013, Silver was named one of the Top 10 "Best U.S. Airlines" in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler's 26th annual 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.

The Silver fleet is comprised of 28 Saab 340B Plus aircraft (with a capacity of 34 passengers in a spacious, noise reduction equipped cabin), each powered by highly reliable, fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines. The airline also operates a small number of Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers) in the airline's Cleveland network.

Silver Airways is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011.

Visit Silver Airways at www.silverairways.com.

*All fares are one-way and require a 3 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between June 17, 2014 and December 17, 2014. Fare sale starts at 11:00 AM EDT on June 12, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM EDT on June 15, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Flights may not operate all days of week. Blackout Dates Apply: July 5, 8, September 2, November 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29, and December 2, 3, 2014. *Sale fares are not valid on flights to and from Key West between October 16 and October 28, 2014. Sale fares are only valid on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $200 fee plus any increase in fare, if applicable. Tickets purchased from Silver Airways reservation call center, will cost an additional $25 per customer, per itinerary, and $35 more per customer if booked at an airport ticket office. To avoid this additional expense, please make your reservation through silverairways.com. Any added cost associated with purchasing tickets from reservation call center or airport ticket office will be non-refundable. 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 fee of $25 per bag for the first bag, $35 per bag for the second bag and $125 per bag for the third to tenth bag. Additional fees apply to baggage exceeding these size or weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further details please visit silverairways.com.

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