Silver Airways has become the first U.S. airline to again sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba.
Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, will be the first U.S. carrier to start service to Cuba with the inaugural flight departing Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) on September 1, 2016. This will be the first regularly scheduled flight from the U.S. to Cuba in over 50 years and a historic moment for American-Cuban relations.
Following are details of Silver Airways’ Cuba flights currently available for sale at silverairways.com:
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Santa Clara starting September 1, 2016 (three weekly flights; daily starting October 13)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Camagüey starting October 13, 2016 (five weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cienfuegos starting October 21, 2016 (two weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Holguín starting October 27, 2016 (daily)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Santiago starting November 3, 2016 (daily)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cayo Coco starting November 17, 2016 (three weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Varadero starting December 2, 2016 (four weekly flights)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Cayo Largo starting December 10, 2016 (one weekly flight)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood – Manzanillo starting December 16, 2016 (three weekly flights)
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.
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)
West Palm Beach (PBI) – Tampa (TPA)
Tampa (TPA) – West Palm Beach (PBI)
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.