Silver Airways began offering daily, nonstop air service from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina to Florida's Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) last week.
"As we continue our commitment to offering travelers with convenient flights to and from our Florida hubs, we are happy to be providing business and leisure travelers with this important link between South Carolina and our Florida cities," Silver Airways Vice President of Airports and Customer Service Brian McCormick said.
The new flights will also offer travelers one-stop service to Fort Lauderdale, as well as at least one direct flight in each direction on weekdays.
"It is no secret that our community needed greater access to the Sunshine State of Florida and now the sun shines a little brighter on Charleston," Paul G. Campbell, Jr., director of airports for the Charleston County Aviation Authority, said. "Silver Airways is joining us at a great time. CHS welcomed 3.1 million passengers in 2014, and we are looking forward to even more this year. Our airport renovation will finish at the end of 2015, creating a great tenant and passenger experience at CHS. We look forward to future growth and development of Charleston International Airport with Silver as one of our partners."
Silver Airways is Florida's largest intrastate airline.
"Air service development, including the addition of Silver Airways, is a critically important part of our mission and an important part of the community's economic development efforts," Andy Savage, chairman of the Charleston Aviation Authority Board, added.