WEST PALM BEACH, Fla (Dec. 4, 2012) – Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) today announced the addition of two non-stop daily flights between PBIA and Tampa International Airport (TPA) via Silver Airways, slated to commence Jan. 7, 2013. From Tampa, Silver Airways will offer same-plane service on to Tallahassee, a significant opportunity for both business and leisure travel into the destination.
“The opportunity to announce new flights is always something we look forward to at PBIA, because it’s not only a chance to welcome even more visitors to our destination every day, but also to make life easier and more efficient for County residents traveling on business- something we are confident that these routes will do,” said Palm Beach County Director of Airports Bruce Pelly. “Via one of our new Silver Airways routes, business travelers in Palm Beach County can leave here in the morning, conduct a full days’ business in our State Capital, and be back home by just after 7 in the evening. That is the definition of convenience in travel.”
“For our customers in Florida, the continued expansion of our intra-state network presents a convenient, cost-effective alternative to driving benefiting both business and leisure travelers,” said Darrell Richardson, CEO of Silver Airways. “We’re proud to be the number one carrier in our home state, and look forward to serving even more of Florida in the months to come.”
Operating with its flagship Saab 340B/plus aircraft with a 34-seat capacity, the year-round, daily flights will leave PBIA at 7 a.m. and 1:35 p.m., arriving in Tampa at 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. Passengers can continue on to Tallahassee from both flights. The flights then take the same return route, leaving Tampa at 11:35 a.m. and 6:20 p.m., arriving back in PBIA at 12:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m., respectively.
“The new, year-round flights with Silver Airways are a great addition to PBIA’s daily schedule, and we’re very excited to see how these well-strategized routes will impact visitation to Palm Beach County,” said Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Jorge Pesquera. “We know that in-state travel in our great and sizeable state is critical for both leisure and business travelers in need of a convenient and stress-free way to arrive into our destination, and we’re happy to see that our airline partners understand and look to fill that need.”
About Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.PalmBeachFL.com): The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Fla. Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries generating a direct annual economic impact of $2.8 billion in the local economy, producing $23 million dollars in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of approximately $623 million.
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