Gulfstream International Airlines (2nd) (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) is no longer. On December 15 new owners VPAA Company dba Gulfstream International Airlines announced the adoption of a new name and brand: Silver Airways.
According to the new owners; “The name, along with its crisp and distinctive logotype, exemplify the airline’s dynamic growth potential, as well as its unwavering commitment to providing highly professional, safe and efficient operations.”
VPAA Company dba Gulfstream International Airlines was founded in May 2011 when Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm, acquired select assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines (1st), which filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2010. Silver Airways continues the evolution of the carrier under Victory Park management.
The new Silver Airways logotype is derived from the spinning propeller blades of a turboprop engine like those found on the SAAB 340Bplus and Beechcraft 1900D aircraft that comprise the Silver Airways fleet. According to the airline; “The use of metallic silver and dark grey evokes grace and professionalism, while the deep fuchsia speaks to the brand’s vibrancy and dynamic growth potential.”
The new name and brand will officially became effective Yesterday (December 15, 2011) when Silver Airways welcomes the first of six recently purchased SAAB 340B aircraft to its fleet. The aircraft, which will be deployed along the carrier’s Florida-Bahamas routes, will feature the new Silver Airways logo and a completely re-designed livery.
The airline code shares and has an 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. Six additional SAAB 340B aircraft, with seating for 34, will be added to the Silver Airways fleet between December 2011 and July 2012.
Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Former Mesaba SAAB 340B N437XJ (msn 437) sits on the FLL base ramp in the new look.
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The new Silver Airways operates in three distinct but diverse areas: