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.

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