Silver Airways coming to Greenville airport with nonstop flights to 3 Florida locations | Greenville Business enterprise

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will incorporate a minimal-value airline furnishing non-stop travel to three Florida places, with particular get to beyond to the Caribbean and Bahamas, GSP declared Tuesday.

Silver Airways will start out provider on March 18, signing up for recently activated assistance in Columbia and Charleston just after matches and begins throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The GSP support will provide nonstop flights, starting up at $59, to Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. From Jacksonville, the very same plane will link to Fort Lauderdale.

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The airline has “an intensive community” throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas in cooperation with associates.

Past thirty day period, Silver started flights out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport direct to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. Columbia fliers for decades had complained about a absence of low-cost airways.

The exact working day in October that Silver introduced Columbia assistance, the airline stated it would commence flights just ahead of Thanksgiving from Charleston Global Airport. The Charleston service arrived just after a hold off dating back to February when Silver announced its return to Charleston following a 5-year hiatus.

GSP CEO Dave Edwards speaks at Silver Airways announcement

Greenville-Spartanburg Global Airport CEO and president Dave Edwards speaks at the announcement of new Silver Airways support on January 19, 2021.

In March, Silver CEO Steven Rossum pleaded in a letter to President Donald Trump’s administration that the organization was “in dire have to have” of coronavirus bailout money or the work of its 1,000 staff would be “gravely at danger.” The airline in the long run received payroll support relief. 

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Now, Silver has “taken a different tactic” from other people in the industry by growing provider through the pandemic, Silver’s internet marketing manager, Angelia Hanne, claimed in the course of a news meeting at GSP. Hanne explained Greenville was in the airline’s plans throughout the opening of the two other South Carolina operations.

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“As I drove to Charleston and Columbia opening those stations,” she stated, “I would go through Greenville and I might say, ‘Greenville you’re following.'”

How very low-expense carriers will compete with larger airways at the time the pandemic clears is uncertain, offered it is not nevertheless known how journey behaviors could possibly improve.

Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO, expressed assurance in the Silver’s prolonged-term achievement.

Silver Airways to resume flights from Charleston to 3 Florida cities; 1-way fares from $49

“We are thrilled to welcome Silver Airways to GSP,” Edwards said, “and we look forward to performing with them for several a long time to come.”

Services to Orlando and Tampa will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Jacksonville services will work Mondays and Fridays.

Flights will be on ATR turboprop aircraft with both 46 and 70 seats.

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