FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Silver Airways today started daily nonstop service between Huntsville International Airport (HSV) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
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Silver Airways today launched new daily nonstop service between Huntsville and Orlando. Pictured left to right: Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong, Rapunzel, Huntsville International Airport Executive Director Rick Tucker, Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum, Silver Airways Senior Vice President Kurt Brulisauer, Mayor of Huntsville Tommy Battle, Huntsville International Airport Board of Directors Chairman Betty Fletcher, Huntsville International Airport Director of Business Development Barbie Peek, Huntsville International Airport Board Member Trey Bentley III, Cinderella, Mulan (Photo: Business Wire)
To celebrate the new nonstop Huntsville – Orlando service, for a limited time Silver is offering fares from only $99* available at silverairways.com. In addition, Silver offers convenient one-stop connections from Huntsville to Fort Lauderdale and Key West and one-stop connections from Huntsville to Marsh Harbour and Freeport in the Bahamas.
“We are very excited to start this highly-requested nonstop service for business and leisure travelers from Alabama and the Tennessee Valley travelling to the attractions, beaches and businesses of Central Florida, including NASA and Florida’s Space Coast,” said Alabama native and Silver Airways Vice President David LeNoir. “We are delighted with the support and outstanding reception from the folks in the Tennessee Valley for our safe, affordable, and friendly air service.”
“Today we launch Silver Airways as a new carrier for not only Huntsville International Airport, but also in the state of Alabama,” stated Betty Fletcher, Chairman, Board of Directors, Huntsville International Airport. “The addition of Orlando and Central Florida to the list of nonstop destinations for our market has been received with great excitement since this was previously one of the most requested new destinations by our passengers. We are pleased to have Silver Airways fulfilling that request and flying HSV.”
“Attracting and sustaining new air service is a community-wide matter that affects each and every one of us – both the leisure traveler and the business traveler,” said Rick Tucker, Executive Director, Huntsville International Airport. “Launching this service from Huntsville to Orlando is an excellent step to providing all of the citizens of the Tennessee Valley more air travel options and savings. Support from the business community and our residents is integral to attracting and sustaining service like this in Huntsville and so we encourage everyone to fly HSV and Silver Airways so that we can continue to provide more air travel options to more destinations and with lower fares.”
“Huntsville, Alabama and Central Florida have a lot in common, from deep roots in the space program to new air service from Silver,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This latest air service addition from Silver Airways cements those ties and opens new opportunities for business and leisure travel.”
To initiate the new service, Huntsville International Airport hosted a ceremony this morning to formally welcome Silver Airways into the community with a ribbon cutting with Silver officials, including CEO Steve Rossum and Senior Vice President Kurt Brulisauer. To commemorate the maiden flight, Silver’s flight crew included all Alabamians led by Captain Joshua Walters, assisted by First Officer Jeffrey Rogers and Flight Attendant Rachel Peacock.
The new Huntsville – Orlando route will be operated initially with Silver’s fleet of Saab 340 aircraft. Later this year, Silver looks forward to introducing its brand new fleet of ATR-600 aircraft on the route. Silver is proud to be the North American launch customer for the all new, state-of-the-art ATR-600. The new ATR-600 provides a refined guest experience with rich leather seating, more leg room, and spacious overhead bins that accommodate full-size, carry-on roller bags. Today’s ATRs embody the most advanced aircraft technology available with the latest avionics and all-glass cockpit that ensures safe, reliable flights that are quieter and more comfortable for passengers.
For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver’s special offers, visit silverairways.com.
Silver Airways offers guests 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 partnerships with United, JetBlue, and Avianca, as well as interline ticketing partnerships with American, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska, ANA, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, and Azul.
Members of United’s MileagePlus® and JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver’s network.
About Silver Airways
Silver Airways operates the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa, and also this year acquired Seaborne Airlines with flights in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Silver is a codeshare partner with United, JetBlue and Avianca, and has interline agreements with American, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air and Azul. Silver operates a fleet of highly-reliable Saab 340 aircraft, and starting in 2018, Silver is renewing and expanding its fleet with up to 50 new eco-friendly ATR-600s. Silver is honored to be the North American launch customer for the all new, redesigned ATR-600 offering best-in-class quiet cabins, premium leather seats with more legroom, and spacious overhead bins that accommodate full-size, carry-on roller bags. Silver is owned by affiliates of Philadelphia-based investment firm Versa Capital Management, LLC. To learn more about the refined passenger experience coming soon to Silver, visit www.silverairways.com/destinations/atr42.
*Sale fares are for travel between Huntsville and Orlando on/before February 20, 2019. $99 is valid for travel to HSV on Tuesday and Thursday and from HSV Tuesday and Sunday. $109 is valid every day of the week. Fares are subject to availability. Changes or cancellations to Freedom fares can be made for a $0 charge plus any difference in fare, if applicable; or, $50 for Escape fares. Tickets purchased from Silver Airways reservation call center will cost an additional non-refundable $25 per passenger, per itinerary. To avoid this additional expense, please make your reservation at silverairways.com. Fares, routes, charges, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Silver Airways will accept checked baggage up to 50 pounds and 62 linear inches for a non-refundable charge, per passenger, per bag. When purchased at the time of booking on silverairways.com, bag charges are: flights within the United States, $24.98 for first and $34.98 for second; internationally, $29.98 for first and $39.98 for second. Additional charges apply to purchases after booking, additional pieces, or baggage exceeding size or weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further service charges details please visit silverairways.com.
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