Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways launched service
between Tampa and Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas' Abaco Islands, with two weekly nonstop flights
on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to the new service, daily one-stop
connecting flights also are offered.
The carrier, which operates Saab 340B Plus
aircraft with 34 seats and has a codeshare with United, accounts for more than
40% of the airlift from Florida to the Out Islands of the Bahamas, according to
Tyrone Sawyer, tourism senior director of airlift for the Bahamas.
Silver Airways also launched a weekly nonstop
between Orlando and North Eleuthera and a Saturday nonstop between
Orlando and Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Seasonal service between Fort Lauderdale and
Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, has resumed with three weekly flights and between
Jacksonville and Marsh Harbour with two weekly flights.
In total, the carrier operates 150 daily
scheduled flights between gateways in Florida, Bahamas, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.