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Silver Airways to drop Macon, Georgia on November 5

Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) has notified the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that its intends to drop Macon, GA and the Macon-Atlanta route on November 5 according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The carrier stated the route had not lived up to forecasts and it is downsizing its ATL operation.

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Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. SAAB 340B N413XJ (msn 413) approaches the runway at Bangor.

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Aer Arann to become Stobart Air

Aer Arann (Dublin) on March 19, 2014 announced it would be changing its name to Stobart Air by the end of this year to better reflect its new ownership.

Stobart Group logo

According to Stobbart Group, “Stobart Air is operator of two complementary airport facilities, London Southend Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport. The Group intends to grow Stobart Air significantly following the completion of London Southend Airport. London Southend Airport has developed new routes with major operators including Aer Lingus Regional, easyJet, Thomson Airways and First Choice with the ultimate aim of servicing up to two million passengers annually by 2020.

The Group is also pursuing air freight, maintenance and airport service opportunities at London Southend Airport, including airport retail, private facilities, lounges and fees generated from the rail terminal, which provides up to eight services an hour direct to London’s Liverpool Street Station.”

According to Wikipedia, “Aer Arann is owned by Everdeal Holdings Limited, which is 45% owned by the Stobart Group; 42% owned by Invesco; 8% owned by Cenkos Securities; and 5% owned by Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Aer Arann’s former Chairman. Stobart Group has an option to acquire complete control of the airline, by increasing its shareholding by a further 55% to 100%.”

Aer Arann was established in 1970 by James Coen and Ralph Langan to operate regular flights  between Galway and the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Operations began in August 1970 with a single Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander.

Besides operating for others as Stobart Air, the company will also continue to operate under the Aer Lingus Regional name as part of the franchise agreement with Aer Lingus.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212 EI-SLN (msn 405) in Aer Arann livery departs from Southend Airport (near London). Both entities are controlled by the Stobart Group.

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Aer Lingus Regional: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. ATR 72-212 EI-SLM (msn 413) in Aer Lingus Regional franchise colors arrives at Southend.

Silver Airways to add two Florida routes in January

Silver Airways (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Gainesville) has announced it will further boost its intra-Florida network in January 2013 with the launch of two new routes: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood-Orlando and West Palm Beach-Tampa. Flights along the new routes are on sale now for service beginning on January 7, 2013. Schedules are as follows:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Orlando (MCO) Orlando (MCO) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Mon-Sat 3991 7:30 am 8:35 am Mon-Sat 3991 9:05 am 10:10 am
Mon-Fri 3992 1:15 pm 2:20 pm Mon-Fri 3992 11:40 am 12:45 pm
Sun-Fri 3994 4:20 pm 5:25 pm Sun-Fri 3995 5:55 pm 7:00 pm
West Palm Beach (PBI) – Tampa (TPA) Tampa (TPA) – West Palm Beach (PBI)
Mon-Sat 3993 11:35 am 12:35 pm Mon-Sat 3975 7:00 am 8:00 am
Sun-Fri 4002 6:20 pm 7:20 pm Sun-Fri 3980 1:35 pm 2:35 pm

Silver Airways will deploy its SAAB 340B turboprop aircraft on its new Florida routes. One of the most advanced turboprops operating today, the 34-seat Saab 340B is distinguished among the world’s most eco-friendly aircraft, burning 60% less fuel per hour than a 70-seat regional jet. Each Silver Airways Saab 340B is outfitted with plush leather seating, ample legroom, large and easily accessible overhead bins, personalized flight attendant service, on-board lavatories, and an active noise reduction system, delivering a superior in-flight experience.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Ex-Mesaba SAAB 340B N413XJ (msn 413) arrives at Bangor, Maine for maintenance.

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