Regional carrier Silver Airways announced that it will relaunch operations to Nassau, Bahamas beginning May 26.
The Fort Lauderdale-based carrier will operate one daily flight from its hub at Tampa International Airport to the Bahamian capital. Silver will also operate four weekly flights from West Palm Beach and three weekly flights from Fort Myers.
“We are looking forward to continuing our commitment to serving travelers by growing our core markets in Florida and the Bahamas,” said Silver Airways President and CEO Sami Teittinen. “We are also excited about Silver’s future continued expansion as we anticipate the U.S. and Cuba governments signing the bilateral agreement, which will open additional opportunities for scheduled service in the Caribbean and Cuba.”
Silver has been hinting that it would like to add flights from Havana to Tampa and Fort Myers. Tampa is home to the third highest number of Cuban Americans in the country.
“We are pleased to welcome Silver Airways to LPIA this Spring and look forward to providing visitors traveling from Fort Myers, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida with an extraordinary first and last impression of Nassau,” said President and CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. Vernice Walkine. “In addition to expanding direct airlift for visitors, the new routes offered by Silver will allow Bahamians direct access to Tampa and West Palm Beach, two areas in Florida where Bahamians vacation and shop, along with the opportunity to explore Fort Myers. Silver Airways has a proven commitment to The Bahamas with direct flights to five Family Islands. We are pleased that they are again expanding with the addition of Nassau to their schedule.”
Silver first began operations to Nassau in 1993 (then known as Gulfstream International Airlines), but ceased the flights in 2011 as part of its bankruptcy plan.