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Silver Airways Announces Service Between Orlando and Destin

Silver Airways Saab 340 aircraft (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Silver Airways, the Florida based regional airline, recently announced that it will begin operating nonstop service between Orlando, Fla. and Destin, Fla. starting on March 13, 2020.

Originally launched in 2011, Silver Airways operates primarily between destinations in Florida and the Caribbean using a fleet of all turboprop aircraft. Currently, the Silver Airways fleet includes the Saab 340, ATR-42-600, and ATR-72-600. The carrier is currently in the process of phasing out its older Saab 340 turboprops in favor of the newer ATRs.

The new service will connect central Florida and the northwestern part of the state, with Destin providing easy access to destinations such as Pensacola and Panama City. The approximately 300 nautical mile flight will operate between Orlando International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, which is located on the Eglin Air Force Base. Silver Airways will operate one flight each way between Friday and Monday. The flight from Orlando to Destin departs mid-morning, while the return flight from Destin to Orlando departs in the early afternoon.

Although located on Eglin Air Force Base, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is operated by Okaloosa County. Tracy Stage, Okaloosa County’s Director of Airports, said of the new Silver Airways service: “We are proud to have Silver Airways as a carrier partner at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and look forward to continued success with direct service to Orlando International Airport.”

Silver Airways is currently scheduled to operate the service between Orlando and Destin from March 13, 2020 through Sept. 7, 2020.

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