Silver Airways continues growth; adds three new destinations
Regional carrier Silver Airways announced Thursday that it will be adding three new destinations as it continues its recent growth in the southeastern part of the country. Officials at the airline said they will begin service to Birmingham, New Orleans and Savannah-Hilton Head starting in June.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the airline of choice for Florida and the Bahamas to the Southeast,” said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. “We look forward to providing customers with our convenient and much needed flights linking our Florida hub cities to New Orleans, Birmingham, and Savannah-Hilton Head, as well as a number of one-stop connections to other Silver Airways destinations in Florida and Bahamas.”
For Birmingham, the new service (starting June 16) to Jacksonville and New Orleans returns service that was lost when Southwest Airlines discontinued its nonstop service to the two cities in 2013.
“Both of these destinations are popular for business travel as well as leisure travel,” said Al Denson, president and CEO at Birmingham’s Shuttlesworth International Airport. “Over the years, we’ve had several requests to return to New Orleans and we’re excited that Silver Airways has taken the lead to do so.”
The new service to Orlando (starting June 23) is also welcomed news to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
“We have been without direct flights to Florida since 2011 when American Eagle discontinued operations to Miami,” said Greg Kelly, Savannah-Hilton Head International’s executive director, in a news release. “We feel confident that this service will be successful and possibly lead to additional nonstop destinations.”
Silver also announced that it will begin flying between Pensacola and New Orleans starting June 16.