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Silver Airways and United Airlines reaffirm relationship

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Updated: 10/16/2013 1:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WTVA) — Silver Airways and United Airlines are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement reaffirming the codeshare relationship between the two carriers on service throughout Florida and the Bahamas.

In addition, Silver Airways will continue to operate as United Express in their shared Mid-Atlantic hubs in Cleveland and Washington, DC (IAD).

Together, Silver Airways and United now offer passengers the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing, and baggage handling on flights to more than 370 destinations worldwide.

Members of United’s MileagePlus® customer loyalty program can also earn and redeem frequent flyer awards for travel throughout the entire Silver Airways network.

“We’re excited to build upon the success of our long-term partnership with United to make new and ever more convenient travel options available to our customers everywhere we fly,” said Dave Pflieger, President and CEO of Silver Airways.

News of the renewed relationship follows a June 2013 release from Silver Airways announcing that it had successfully migrated to a new, stand alone reservations system and website powered by Sabre.

“As was the case with our move to Sabre, our continued partnership with United further strengthens our airline and our ability to deliver best in class service to our team, our partners, and our customers,” added Pflieger.

Silver Airways Corp. is a U.S. owned and operated airline operating almost 200 daily scheduled flights to/from 47 gateways in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Montana.

Silver Airways was named the recipient of Air Transport World’s (ATW) 2013 Regional Airline of the Year Award, and, in doing so, was the first U.S. airline to win regional aviation’s top honor since 2008.

This award recognized Silver’s outstanding achievements as well as the company’s contributions toward elevating the entire regional aviation industry overall.

The Silver Airways fleet is comprised of Saab 340B plus aircraft (with a capacity of 34 passengers in a spacious, noise reduction equipped cabin), each powered by highly reliable, fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines.

The airline also operates Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity: 19 passengers).

The Beech 1900s currently operate in the airline’s Cleveland and Montana networks.

The company is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011.
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