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Low-Cost Carrier to Begin Service at CAE This December

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Silver Airways has announced they would begin service out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Thursday, December 17, 2020. The low-cost carrier, offering fares as low as $49 one way for the launch of the new service, will fly to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida.

“We are delighted to introduce Silver’s safe, reliable, and customer friendly service to Columbia, South Carolina- “The Real Southern Hot Spot,” said Steve Rossum, chief executive officer of Silver Airways. “Columbia and the surrounding communities comprise a vibrant region bursting with natural beauty, historic significance, countless recreational opportunities, a growing and progressive business community, and one of the most storied public universities in the South. We are very excited.”

Flying their signature fuchsia aircraft featuring white flamingos, Silver Airways will kick-off with service to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando with two flights per week (Thursday and Sunday) to each of the three destinations – perfect for those long weekend getaways.

“Silver Airways is a great low-cost carrier and we’re very pleased to welcome them to CAE and the capital city,” said Executive Director, Mike Gula. “As we all work to recover from this devastating year, this airline addition supports our focus on moving forward no matter what. We will remain the strong, regional airport that we are, while getting our travelers there and back, safely and with ease.”

With the addition of Silver Airways, CAE will now have four airline partners, providing even more flight options and nonstop destinations to Midlands’s area travelers.

“With three new routes in the market, our valued passengers will have even more options to accommodate their air service needs to the Sunshine State and perhaps, even further into the Caribbean.” said Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, Kim Jamieson. “With the timing of this announcement, I really do believe that the silver lining of 2020 is actually hot pink, and we couldn’t be happier.”

About Silver Airways:

Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline, operates the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its gateways in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. Silver’s Caribbean network connects Puerto Rico with the U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Dominica and Santiago, Dominican Republic. Silver is a codeshare partner with United, JetBlue, American, Delta, Avianca and Copa Airlines, and has interline agreements with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Azul, Bahamasair, Emirates and Hahn Air. Members of United’s MileagePlus® and JetBlue’s loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver’s network. Silver is honored to be the North American launch customer for the all new, redesigned ATR-600 series aircraft 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 Silver’s refined passenger experience, visit www.silverairways.com/destinations/atr42.

About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport: (Until further notice, flight schedules subject to change and adjust due to COVID-19). Now providing nonstop service to nine major airports in eight cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York City (LGA), Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National). Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1.3 million passengers in 2019, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines and is a regional cargo hub for UPS and is also served by FedEx. For more information, please visit www.flycae.com.

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