Photo Release -- Silver Airways Starts 16th Intra-Florida Route: Fort Lauderdale - Jacksonville

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Jacksonville International Airport welcomed guests arriving and departing on Silver Airways' new Fort Lauderdale - Jacksonville flights with traditional water arch salute.

Increased Frequencies Between Jacksonville and Tampa, and Between Tampa and Palm Beach Also Start Today

Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville Fares From $59* Available at SilverAirways.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways, Florida's next generation regional airline, today started nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), further expanding its intra-Florida flying. This marks Silver's 16th intra-Florida route. Silver kicked off the new service on Tuesday with up to three flights per day, offering a variety of convenient travel options for both business and leisure travelers. Silver plans to further increase frequencies on this route in November.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=27175

In addition to linking Northeast and South Florida, the new service enhances connection opportunities for travelers to Silver's popular destinations throughout the Bahamas and Key West, as well as over a dozen additional destinations outside of Florida via its codeshare and numerous interline partners.

Silver Airways also today increased daily frequencies between Jacksonville and Tampa, and between Tampa and Palm Beach.

To celebrate, Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville fares from $59* (one-way, including taxes and fees) are available at silverairways.com through August 22, 2014, for nonstop travel between September 2, 2014 and October 30, 2014. For complete details and other intra-Florida fares, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver's special offers, visit silverairways.com.

"We're looking forward to offering our Florida residents and visitors even more travel options within the Sunshine State with the addition of our 16th intra-Florida route between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville," said Silver Airways Vice President of Network Planning Jamie Kogutek. "Business travelers will appreciate our convenient schedule which allows for a full day of work in either city while leisure guests will enjoy flying past the hassles of driving."

"We're also pleased that so many business travelers are taking advantage of Silver's new refundable fare option that offers the greater flexibility they need in adjusting travel plans without paying additional fees," added Kogutek. Silver Airways' refundable fare option gives customers the option to make a change or cancel a reservation at silverairways.com without paying additional fees.

"We are excited about Silver Airways' new service to Fort Lauderdale. Multiple flights per day between our two communities mean convenience for both business and leisure travelers," said Jacksonville Aviation Authority Executive Director/CEO Steve Grossman. "As Silver continues to build intra-state air service, we look forward to their growth in the Northeast Florida region."

"Broward County Aviation Department is excited to increase service to this important intrastate market," said Doug Webster, Deputy Director, Broward County Aviation Department. "Silver Airways is growing at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and we look forward to offering Florida travelers more destination options."

Serving 10 destinations and 16 routes throughout Florida, Silver Airways offers flights between more Florida cities than any other airline, including service to and from Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West. In addition, Silver also offers more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline. 

From Fort Lauderdale, Silver flies nonstop to Key West, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, as well as the popular Bahamian destinations of Bimini, Grand Bahama (Freeport), North Eleuthera, and the Abacos (Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay).

From Jacksonville, Silver flies nonstop to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and seasonally to Marsh Harbour.

In addition, Silver's connections offer the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to dozens of destinations that are available via the airline's 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® and JetBlue's TrueBlue customer loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver's Florida network. Flights on Silver Airways can be purchased via silverairways.com, as part of codeshare itineraries on united.com, as part of connecting itineraries with JetBlue via jetblue.com, and via major online travel agencies.

Silver gives guests the opportunity to "depart from ordinary" aboard its fleet of fuel-efficient 34-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft.

Silver Airways' Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Jacksonville (JAX) service effective August 19, 2014:

           
  Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville 8:40 am 10:15am 3985 0 Daily except Sun
Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville 2:30 pm 4:05 pm 3987 0 Daily except Sat
Fort Lauderdale – Jacksonville 5:25 pm 7:00 pm 3989 0 Daily except Sat
Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale 6:35 am 8:10 am 3981 0 Daily except Sun
Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale 10:45 am 12:20 pm 3986 0 Daily except Sun
Jacksonville – Fort Lauderdale 4:35 pm 610 pm 3987 0 Daily except Sat

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. Silver offers flights between more Florida cities than any other airline and more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, and 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), 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 silverairways.com.

*Domestic Terms and Conditions

All sale fares are one-way and require a 7 day advance purchase. Travel is valid between September 2, 2014 and October 30, 2014. Fare sale starts at 11:00 AM EDT on August 18, 2014. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM EDT on August 22, 2014. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights may not operate all days of week. Sale fares are only valid on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. *Flights to/from Orlando/Gainesville and Tampa/Tallahassee are only valid for travel in the month of September. 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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