Silver Airways Launches New Service from Washington-Dulles; New EAS routes cover four gateways in West Virginia, two in Pennsylvania, and one in Virginia

Silver Airways announces the launch of its first-ever flights from Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) beginning August 1. The new routes, which fall under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Essential Air Services (EAS) program, cover five gateways in West Virginia, two in Pennsylvania and one in Virginia as follows:

West Virginia - Beckley (BKW), Clarksburg (CKB), Lewisburg (LWB), Morgantown (MGW)Pennsylvania - Altoona (AOO) and Johnstown (JST)Virginia - Staunton/Shenandoah (SHD)

Silver Airways will operate its new IAD routes as United Express through its ongoing codeshare agreement with United Airlines. Schedule highlights include:

Altoona, PA (AOO); Johnstown, PA (JST); Clarksburg, WV (CKB); Morgantown, WV (MGW); Staunton/Shenandoah, VA (SHD)

Three daily weekday flights and three weekend departures (one onSaturdays, two on Sundays).

Beckley, WV (BKW)

Two daily weekday flights and two weekend departures (one each onSaturdays and Sundays).

Lewisburg/Greenbrier (LWB)

One daily departure seven days per week.

"We couldn't be more excited about entering the Washington-Dulles market," said Darrell Richardson, CEO of Silver Airways. "Though we're a new name in Washington, we've been operating EAS routes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other parts of the northeast for the past four years. Our experience, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment and professional approach, make Silver Airways a name people can trust everywhere we fly."

Silver Airways will deploy state-of-the-art Saab 340Bplus aircraft along its new Washington-Dulles routes. Each Saab 340Bplus features comfortable seating for 34 passengers, large, easy-to-access overhead bins, personalized flight attendant service, an active noise reduction system and on-board lavatories.

Special introductory fares are available for bookings made in August on new Silver Airways flights from IAD. For reservations and more information, visit , or call, toll-free: 1-800-864-8331.

About Silver Airways ( )

Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. airline operating 150+ daily scheduled flights to/from 35 gateways in Florida, The Bahamas, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The company is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm. Silver Airways is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a new, state-of-the-art 61,000 square-foot maintenance facility based at Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). The airline operates under a principal code share and alliance agreement with United Airlines and Copa Airlines. The Silver Airways fleet is comprised of modern, state of the art aircraft with reliable, fuel-efficient jet-turbine engines, including Saab 340Bplus aircraft (maximum seating: 34 passengers) and Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating: 19 passengers).

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