Silver Airways is expanding its sizable intra-Florida network with new daily non-stop flights between Key West International Airport and Orlando International Airport beginning on...

Silver Airways is expanding its sizable intra-Florida network with new daily non-stop flights between Key West International Airport and Orlando International Airport beginning on June 12.

The regional airline will also continue to offer one-stop and connecting flights between Key West International Airport (IATA code EYW) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) via Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale.


Regional carrier Silver Airways says it serves more destinations in Florida and operates more intra-Florida scheduled flights than any other airline. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

Regional carrier Silver Airways says it serves more destinations in Florida and operates more intra-Florida scheduled flights than any other airline. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

 

From Key West, Silver Airways also offers non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Tampa. From Orlando, the carrier flies non-stop to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Marsh Harbour, Pensacola and Tallahassee.

To promote its new Key West-Orlando service, Silver Airways is offering introductory one-way fares in either direction between Key West and Orlando from $99 (one way, including taxes and fees) through April 20, for travel on non-stop flights between June 12 and August 19, 2014.

For complete details and reservations, visit www.silverairways.com.

“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,” says Jamie Kogutek, Silver Airways’ vice president of network planning.

Growing its Saab 340 Bplus fleet rapidly to expand its network in Florida and on routes between Florida and The Bahamas, Silver Airways' colorful livery has become a common sight in Florida's skies. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

Growing its Saab 340Bplus fleet rapidly to expand its network in Florida and on routes between Florida and The Bahamas, Silver Airways’ colorful livery has become a common sight in Florida’s skies. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

 

“The decision by Silver Airways to add Key West to their schedule fills a need for our passengers in Central Florida,” says Phil Brown, executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “The addition of service to this popular Florida destination helps Orlando International Airport continue to offer more non-stop domestic service than any other airport in Florida.”

Silver Airways’ schedule for its Key West-Orlando service will see flight 3M 4039 leave EYW at 12:55 p.m. daily from June 12 and land at MCO at 2:15 p.m.

In the other direction, Silver Airways’ flight 3M 4040 will depart MCO at 1:25 p.m. daily from June 12 and reach EYW at 2:45 p.m.

The aircraft capacity for the new flights is likely to be made available through Silver Airways’ decision to exit much of its Atlanta network and redeploy its aircraft and employees to other key markets, a decision the regional airline announced on April 9.

The Saab 340Bplus 34-seat turboprop regional airliner is the flagship of the Silver Airways fleet. By late 2012 the regional airline had 18 of the type in service. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

The Saab 340Bplus 34-seat turboprop regional airliner is the flagship of the Silver Airways fleet. By 2014 the regional airline had 28 of the type in service. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

 

Silver Airways provided the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with the required 90-day notice of its intent to discontinue scheduled service between Atlanta and five communities: Muscle Shoals, Alabama (MSL); Greenville, Mississippi (GLH); Laurel/Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PIB); Tupelo, Mississippi (TUP); and Meridian, Mississippi (MEI).

However, Silver Airways said it intended to continue operations between Atlanta and Macon, Georgia (MCN), and between Macon and Orlando (MCO), as well as between Atlanta and Greenbrier/Lewisburg, West Virginia (LWB).

According to Silver Airways, it offers service between more Florida cities than any other airline. In 2013, the airline connected thousands of interline passengers on more than 450 weekly flights to 10 destinations throughout its Florida network.

These included Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Key West.

The Saab 340Bplus version flown by Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways was the last and most advanced model of the Saab 340 regional airliner. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

The Saab 340Bplus version flown by Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways was the last and most advanced model of the Saab 340 regional airliner. The photo is courtesy of Silver Airways/SBPR

 

With more than 225 weekly flights between Florida and the Bahamas each week, Silver Airways also claims to offer more flights between Florida and the Bahamas than any other U.S. airline.

At Orlando, Silver Airways 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 Airways, US Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air and All Nippon Airways.

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

Silver Airways operates an all-turboprop fleet of 28 Saab 340Bplus regional airliners, each seating 34 passengers; and five 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft.

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