Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach
Among those cutting the ribbon to officially open Silver Airways’ new daily connection between Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach were: Daytona Tortugas President, Ryan Keur; Silver Airways’ Director Airport Operations, Dawn Cilley; Silver Airways’ Manager Alliances & Strategic Relationships, Katie Loughlin; Volusia County Councilman, Ben Johnson; Silver Airways’ CEO, Steve Rossum; Silver Airways’ Area Station Manager, Jessica Cevallos; Daytona Tortugas Mascot, Sheldon; Volusia County Council Chairman, Ed Kelly; Silver Airways’ SVP Ground Operations, Kurt Brulisauer; Volusia County Councilwoman, Barbara Girtman; Daytona Airport’s Deputy Director, Karen Feaster; Volusia County Councilwoman, Heather Post; and Daytona Beach Airport’s Director, Rick Karl.
- Silver Airways launched a new route between two Floridian airports on 16 January, the day it began a daily service between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Daytona Beach (DAB). “We are extremely excited to launch this unique partnership with the ‘best of the best’ in Daytona and the surrounding communities along the Atlantic Coast,” said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum. “Our new partners here share our love of Central Florida and her beauty and have a kindred spirit of innovation, customer service and civic involvement. With the combination of Florida’s most convenient airport, the heart and soul of the Daytona Tortugas, and Silver Airways, North America’s premier regional airline, the possibilities in Daytona are limitless.” The carrier will operate the 356-kilometre route using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340s. Flights will depart Fort Lauderdale at 18:30, arriving in Daytona Beach at 20:00. The aircraft will then night-stop in Daytona Beach, with return services departing at 08:20, arriving into Fort Lauderdale at 09:45, allowing for passengers to book a day-return trip from Daytona Beach and its catchment to Fort Lauderdale. No other airline currently connects the two airports. Fort Lauderdale becomes the third, scheduled non-stop service that is operated from Daytona Beach, with it joining American Airlines’ 31 times weekly service from Charlotte Douglas, and Delta Air Lines’ 26 times weekly operation from Atlanta. Another new route joining the airport very soon is an international link from Toronto Pearson, a route that will be launched by Sunwing Airlines on 28 January. From 4 May, a fifth route will be added to the airport’s route map, with American Airlines poised to launched a twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) operation from New York LaGuardia.