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The four largest airline participating in Essential Air Service contracts, TOP: Southern Airways Express C208, Cape Air C402 ; BOTTOM. Boutique PC12 , SkyWest CRJ200 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Essential Air Service: What It Is and Why It's Needed

Every year, people around the country pay their taxes and begin to complain about which government programs are necessary and which are not. And every year the same question comes up: why does the government shell out millions of dollars in federal aid to airlines in order to fly — in some cases empty aircraft — to cities nobody has ever heard of? Because it’s essential. History of EAS Essential Air Service has played an interesting role in this country…

Silver Airways Announces Service Between Orlando and Destin

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,…

Silver Airways Announces Service to Daytona Beach

Silver Airways has announced a new route between Daytona Beach and its hub in Fort Lauderdale. Scheduled to begin in January, the quick hop up the Floridian coast will be operated by the airline's hallmark Saab 340 turboprop aircraft. Silver Airways' partnership with multiple airlines, notably JetBlue Airways with a…

Silver Airways Cancels Branson Service Before Start

Branson Airport has announced that Silver Airways has cancelled its plans to start service to the city at the end of the month. The Florida based airline planned to start service to Branson from three cities on August 30. The reason for the cancellation was the continued delay in certification…

Silver Airways Begins Seasonal Bar Harbor Flights

Ft. Lauderdale-based Silver Airways began new service between Boston and Bar Harbor this weekend. The seasonal flights will be operated daily using the airline's 34-seat Saab 340s. The flights will run from July 1 to September 3 and will have two daily flights in each direction. The flight will be…

Silver Airways’ Makes Official Acquisition of the Caribbean’s Largest Regional…

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has announced that its purchase of  Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is now complete. Seaborne, which operates eight 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft and two 15-seat de Havilland Twin Otter seaplanes, will serve as a stand-alone subsidiary until the two airlines merge in 2019. Silver Airways, which currently…

Flood City Folly: How U.S. Taxpayers Funded the “Airport for…

The city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania has been known as “Flood City” for years thanks to the town’s unfortunate history of being caught, and sometimes leveled, in floods. However, in the 21st century, the only floods the small ex-steel mill dominated western Pennsylvania town sees are the masses of people exiting…

Silver Airways Announces Fleet Renewal Effort and Leadership Change

On Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways announced a major order for new aircraft and a changeup in leadership. The order will see a new aircraft type enter the fleet that will help to replace the airline's fleet of aging Saab 340s. Along with the new order, Silver will partner with…

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand…

Effective on April 22, 2017, Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier, will be ceasing its 22 daily flights to Cuba due to lower than anticipated demand and an inflation of the market. The decision comes just six months after Silver became one of the first airlines to begin selling…