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Flight service to begin from Columbia to 3 Florida destinations in December

 Silver Airways has announced flight service out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, beginning Thursday, Dec. 17.

The low-cost carrier, offering fares as low as $49 one way for the launch of the new service, will fly to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida.

“We are delighted to introduce Silver’s safe, reliable, and customer friendly service to Columbia, South Carolina- “The Real Southern Hot Spot,” said Steve Rossum, chief executive officer of Silver Airways. “Columbia and the surrounding communities comprise a vibrant region bursting with natural beauty, historic significance, countless recreational opportunities, a growing and progressive business community, and one of the most storied public universities in the South. We are very excited.”  

Flying their signature fuchsia aircraft featuring white flamingos, Silver Airways will kick-off with service to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando with two flights per week (Thursday and Sunday) to each of the three destinations – perfect for those long weekend getaways.

“Silver Airways is a great low-cost carrier and we’re very pleased to welcome them to CAE and the capital city,” said Executive Director, Mike Gula. “As we all work to recover from this devastating year, this airline addition supports our focus on moving forward no matter what. We will remain the strong, regional airport that we are, while getting our travelers there and back, safely and with ease.”

With the addition of Silver Airways, CAE will now have four airline partners, providing even more flight options and nonstop destinations to Midlands’s area travelers.

“With three new routes in the market, our valued passengers will have even more options to accommodate their air service needs to the Sunshine State and perhaps, even further into the Caribbean.” said Director of Marketing and Air Service Development, Kim Jamieson. “With the timing of this announcement, I really do believe that the silver lining of 2020 is actually hot pink, and we couldn’t be happier.”