FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As we approach Memorial Day, Silver Airways is saying Bravo Zulu! to the dedicated men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have selflessly given of themselves to protect us all and those who continue to serve our country with the unveiling a newly-painted military-themed aircraft.
The Saab 340 was officially named “Bravo Zulu,” a long tradition and widely-used phrase throughout the military for a job well done. The messages “Saluting Service Members” and “All Gave Some – Some Gave All” is also inscribed on the plane.
“We are proud to unveil ‘Bravo Zulu’ as our tribute of appreciation to veteran and active-duty members of the U.S. military in salute of their tireless dedication and sacrifices in serving our country,” said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum.
Silver Airways serves a large number of military communities throughout its Florida network and beyond.
This week, “Bravo Zulu” is scheduled to take its maiden flight between two historic U.S. Air Force bases –Orlando International Airport, formerly McCoy Air Force Base, and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, located within Eglin Air Force Base. The first flight from Orlando to Destin is on May 16, 2019, and the first flight from Destin to Orlando is on May 17, 2019. In addition to connecting Northwest Florida to Central Florida, this new service also provides convenient connections to Silver’s extensive network throughout the Sunshine State, the Bahamas and beyond.
The airline also offers a discount for active-duty military (and their spouse and children) traveling for leisure on all Silver Airways flights, including members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and reserve personnel on active duty status.
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 flies between Boston and Bar Harbor, Maine. Silver is the official airline of the Minor League Baseball team Daytona Tortugas and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In addition, Silver owns and cooperatively operates 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, Azul and Emirates. Members of United’s MileagePlus® and JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver’s network. Silver operates a fleet of highly-reliable Saab 340 aircraft and is also currently 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 Silver’s refined passenger experience, visit www.silverairways.com/destinations/atr42.