SILVER AIRWAYS STARTS SERVICE TO mississippi TODAY
New daily flights connect Greenville, Meridian, Hattiesburg-Laurel and Tupelo, MS with Atlanta (ATL)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – (October 1, 2012) – Silver Airways brings new eco-friendly aircraft and a fresh approach to air travel to Mississippi today, October 1, 2012, with the launch of its first-ever flights to The Magnolia State. The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier now serves four gateways in Mississippi– Meridian (MEI), Hattiesburg-Laurel (PIB), Tupelo (TUP) and Greenville (GLH) – offering convenient and affordable air transportation to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the Southeast’s gateway to the world. New flights operate twice daily on weekdays, and once daily on Saturdays and Sundays as follows:
Tupelo (TUP) to Atlanta (ATL)
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Atlanta (ATL) to Tupelo (TUP)
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“The connections we now provide to Atlanta for customers in our new Mississippi stations open up a world of opportunities for business development and leisure travel benefiting hundreds of thousands of people across the state,” said Darrell Richardson, CEO of Silver Airways. “We’re proud to serve Mississippi and play a key role in helping our new hometowns across the Southeast grow and prosper.”
Silver Airways will deploy its flagship Saab 340Bplus aircraft on its new routes to Mississippi. The most advanced turboprops operating today, the 34-seat Saab 340Bplus is distinguished among the world’s most eco-friendly aircraft, burning 60% less fuel per hour than a 70-seat regional jet, while emitting lower levels of carbon dioxide.
“Our state-of-the-art aircraft don’t sacrifice passenger comfort for environmental advantages either,” said Richardson. “In fact, our customers consistently tell us that the in-flight experience is comparable to much larger commercial jet aircraft.”
Each Silver Airways Saab 340Bplus is outfitted with plush leather seating, ample legroom, large and easily accessible overhead bins, personalized flight attendant service, on-board lavatories, and an active noise reduction system, delivering a superior in-flight experience.
“Having the very best aircraft is one thing, but what really makes flying Silver Airways special is the passion and dedication of our staff,” Richardson continued. “All of our employees are 100% committed to building the dream airline and treating our passengers like the VIP’s that they really are. For the people of Mississippi, a better way of flying begins today.”
For Silver Airways reservations and more information, visit www.gosilver.com, or call, toll-free: Tel: 800-499-7450. Tickets may also be purchased via travel agents and travel websites, where Silver Airways flights are listed under its codeshare partner, Island Air.
About Silver Airways (www.gosilver.com)
Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. airline operating 150+ daily scheduled flights to/from 45 gateways in Florida, The Bahamas, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm. Silver Airways is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a new, state-of-the-art 61,000 square-foot maintenance facility based at Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). The airline operates under a principal code share and alliance agreement with United Airlines and Copa Airlines. The Silver Airways fleet is comprised of modern, state of the art aircraft with reliable, fuel-efficient jet-turbine engines, including Saab 340Bplus aircraft (maximum seating: 34 passengers) and Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating: 19 passengers).