Silver Airways expands Montana route network with new service to Helena

Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) is spreading its wings in Montana with the addition of new weekday service to Helena from Billings. This expansion brings Silver Airways Montana service to nine cities and marks the carrier’s first route in Montana to operate outside of its Essential Air Service (EAS) contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The new flights will operate twice daily, Monday-Friday, between Billings and Helena beginning on May 1, 2012.

Silver Airways operates regularly scheduled passenger service to nine destinations throughout Montana – Billings, Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Helena, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney and Wolf Point. All destinations, with the exception of Helena, are served under Silver Airways’ EAS contract with the DOT, which began May 2011.

Silver Airways is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a new, state-of-the-art 61,000 square-foot maintenance facility based at Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). The airline operates under a principal code share and alliance agreement with United Airlines and Copa Airlines. The Silver Airways fleet is comprised of 21 Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity: 19 passengers), each powered by reliable, fuel-efficient jet-turbine engines. Twelve additional Saab 340B plus aircraft, with seating for 34, will be added to the Silver Airways fleet by September 2012.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck.

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