FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silver Airways, Florida’s First Airline, is continuing its expansion by announcing today it will start daily nonstop service to Missouri’s Branson Airport (BKG) from New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Houston’s Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport (ORD) on August 30, 2018. For a limited time only, Silver is offering introductory sale fares below $99* available exclusively at silverairways.com.
Silver Airways also recently announced it is starting daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Huntsville International Airport (HSV) on May 23, 2018.
To celebrate the new nonstop service to Branson, Silver is offering introductory sale fares below $99* available exclusively at silverairways.com, but only for a limited time for travel between August 30 and December 19, 2018.
“We are thrilled to add Branson, Missouri as Silver’s newest destination,” said Jason Bewley, Silver’s President and CFO. “Our new fleet of eco-friendly ATR-600s will provide a superior guest experience on flights from New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago. These new nonstop routes, combined with interline connectivity to major cities across the U.S., will stimulate air travel in the region and make Branson accessible nationwide.”
“The service between Branson and Houston has been a godsend to me and beats the heck out of a 10½- hour drive,” said country music legend Mickey Gilley. “The service at the Branson Airport is top notch and I am so happy to hear this route is returning to our awesome Branson Airport with Silver Airways.”
“We are excited to see yet another option for our millions of visitors to travel to Branson,” said Jeff Seifried, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. “As we continue to grow the economy in Branson, strong air service options only build on our momentum. The business community understands the high economic impact of delivering multiple air service options to our guests. Welcome to Branson, Silver Airways.”
“We have flown into the Branson Airport and the Branson JetCenter on multiple occasions to play in the PGA TOUR Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge event,” said PGA Tour Champions Member Scott McCarron. “The hospitality and kindness shown by the staff there has always exceeded our expectations. We will continue to use the Branson Airport as they continue to provide convenient travel options into this rapidly growing golf destination.”
“With respect to the ongoing golf development at Big Cedar Lodge and the opening of Ozarks National golf course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw this fall, people around the country are already planning travel to this destination, myself included,” said Golf Channel Travel Insider Matt Ginella. “Now having access on Silver Airways, connecting to most major U.S. cities, golf and leisure travel to the Ozark Mountain Region will be more convenient than ever before.”
The Branson routes will be operated with Silver’s brand new fleet of eco-friendly ATR-600 aircraft. Silver is proud to be the North American launch customer for the all new, state-of-the-art ATR-600, which will be introduced into service later this year. 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.
Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – New Orleans (MSY) service effective August 30, 2018:
|Branson – New Orleans||11:40 a.m.||1:47 p.m.||173||0||Monday, Friday|
|New Orleans – Branson||1:10 p.m.||3:17 p.m.||172||0||Monday, Friday|
Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Houston (IAH) service effective August 30, 2018:
|Branson – Houston||4:55 p.m.||8:55 p.m.||183||0||Daily except Friday|
|Houston – Branson||9:05 a.m.||11:05 a.m.||180||0||Daily except Saturday|
Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD) service effective August 30, 2018:
|Branson – Chicago||11:40 a.m.||1:40 p.m.||181||0||Daily except Mon, Fri|
|Branson – Chicago||4:55 p.m.||6:55 p.m.||185||0||Friday|
|Chicago – Branson||9:05 a.m.||11:05 a.m.||186||0||Saturday|
|Chicago – Branson||2:20 p.m.||4:20 p.m.||182||0||Daily except Mon, Fri|
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 is proud to be Florida’s First Airline. As the first commercial carrier founded in Florida and still operating today, Silver has the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. 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 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. To learn more about the refined passenger experience coming soon to Silver, visit www.silverairways.com/destinations/atr42.
*Sale fares are valid one-way, for nonstop flights, and require a 25-day advance purchase. Travel must be on/before December 19, 2018. Tickets must be issued on/before April 30, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights or operate all days of week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Sale fares are only valid on silverairways.com and only for new tickets. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $50 charge plus any difference in fare, if applicable. 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.