Silver Airways Expands Montana Route Network with New Service to Helena

Dépèche transmise le 21 mars 2012 par Business Wire

Silver Airways Expands Montana Route Network with New Service to Helena

Silver Airways Expands Montana Route Network with New Service to Helena

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silver Airways is spreading its wings in Montana with the addition of new weekday service to Helena from Billings. This expansion brings Silver Airways Montana service to nine cities and marks the carrier’s first route in Montana to operate outside of its Essential Air Service (EAS) contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new flights will operate twice daily, Monday-Friday, between Billings and Helena beginning May 1, 2012. The flight schedule is as follows:

Billings – Helena

3561 Billings Helena 7:05 am 8:05 am
3592 Billings Helena 2:15 pm 3:15 pm

Helena – Billings

3590 Helena Billings 8:20 am 9:15 am
3568 Helena Billings 3:30 pm 4:25 pm

Darrell Richardson, CEO of Silver Airways, commented on the new service, saying: “We’re providing optimal connections through Billings with these new flights for travelers looking for convenient flight options to Helena from Montana’s eastern regions. What makes this announcement so significant is that it is the first time we are adding a service in Montana outside of our EAS contract. This underscores the strength of our commitment to continue to expand our business in Montana and deliver the quality air service our customers have come to expect and trust.”

Special introductory fares of $75 each way ($150 round-trip) are being offered on new Silver Airways flights between Billings and Helena for the month of May 2012. Eligible bookings must be made by May 31, 2012 for travel completed by May 31, 2012. The regular fare for tickets purchased 14 days in advance is $99 each way ($198 round-trip).

Silver Airways operates regularly scheduled passenger service to nine destinations throughout Montana – Billings, Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Helena, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney and Wolf Point. All destinations, with the exception of Helena, are served under Silver Airways’ EAS contract with the DOT, which began May 2011.

For reservations and more information on Silver Airways service in Montana, visit www.gosilver.com, or call, toll-free, 1-800-499-7450.

About Silver Airways

Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. airline operating 100+ daily scheduled flights to/from 29 gateways in Florida, The Bahamas, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that initially launched the airline as VPAA Co. dba/Gulfstream International Airlines in May 2011 following the acquisition of select assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in November 2010.

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 21 Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity: 19 passengers), each powered by reliable, fuel-efficient jet-turbine engines. Twelve additional Saab 340Bplus aircraft, with seating for 34, will be added to the Silver Airways fleet by September 2012.

For reservations and more information on Silver Airways, visit www.gosilver.com.

Business Wire

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