14 October, 2020

Silver Airways to start services from Charleston International

The small Floridian boutique regional airline Silver Airways has announced two new routes from Charleston, South Carolina to three great gateway cities in Florida.

Orlando – Charleston:
Nonstop service three times weekly to Orlando International Airport
The only nonstop travel option between Charleston and Orlando area with destinations including Orlando’s main attractions, NASA and the Space Coast, and beachside communities on the Atlantic coast

Fort Lauderdale – Charleston:
Nonstop service twice weekly
Enhanced flight options to/from Fort Lauderdale and South Florida area including Miami and West Palm Beach. Visit local attractions like the Florida Everglades, Las Olas Boulevard, South Beach, and the iconic beaches of South Florida

Tampa – Charleston:
Exclusive nonstop service between the Tampa Bay area and Charleston three times weekly
Visit the Florida “Suncoast” and explore local museums, theme-parks, historic Ybor City or soak up the sun on the beautiful white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico

Continuing same-plane service to Key West
In addition to nonstop service between Charleston and Florida, these new routes will also provide convenient and seamless connections to Silver’s extensive network throughout the Sunshine State, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and destinations domestically and worldwide through Silver’s codeshare and interline ticketing partners.

“As the Southeastern United States safely re-opens, Silver welcomes back military, leisure, and business travelers with Silver’s low fares and reliable service between Charleston- an iconic American coastal city steeped in beauty, culture, military tradition and rich history- and Florida’s three most important travel markets,” said Steve Rossum, Silver’s Chief Executive Officer. “Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry communities are leaders in business development, serve as the home to vital military bases, and provide countless vacation opportunities. We are very excited,” added Rossum.

“Establishing these new and expanded routes is a win-win for Floridians and Charleston area residents alike,” said Elliott Summey, Chief Executive Officer of Charleston County Aviation Authority. “Silver is a strong regional airline with an extensive network. Their new service will not only expand our options to Ft. Lauderdale, they are opening the door to new markets in Tampa, Orlando and beyond."

“The Silver Airways announcement to link the Charleston area to three distinct regions in Florida is great news for our area’s steady progress toward recovery,” said Helen Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Explore Charleston and Chairman of the Aviation Authority Board. "Florida has long been an important market for our hospitality industry, and we know it’s favorite among locals for a quick escape as the seasons change.”

"We are excited to welcome Silver Airways and its Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale passengers to the Lowcountry. This outstanding news for our industry and community continues an impressive run of significant air service announcements in recent weeks. As we navigate our pandemic recovery, we are encouraged by these votes of confidence in the strength, potential, and desirability of the Charleston market," said Michael Tall, Chairman of Explore Charleston's Board of Governors.

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