Silver Airways expands to Charleston, South Carolina, with 3 new routes

Oct 14, 2020

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways is resuming the growth it put on hiatus early in the coronavirus pandemic with plans to land in Charleston, South Carolina, in November.

The airline will launch three new routes between Charleston (CHS) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA) on Nov. 23, Silver unveiled on Oct. 13. The flights will operate three-times weekly on each route with new ATR 42 and 72 turboprops.

Silver’s expansion plans come as air travel in the Sun Belt has recovered faster than other places in the U.S. Many airlines have piled on with new flights to Florida, including JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, while Silver is taking the unique approach of connecting two warmer-weather destinations within the South.

Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter!

“As the southeastern United States safely re-opens, Silver welcomes back military, leisure, and business travelers with Silver’s low fares and reliable service,” Steve Rossum, CEO of Silver, said in a statement.

The additions come as Silver plans to fly roughly 60% of what it flew a year ago in November, according to Cirium schedules. The airline’s international operations between Florida and the Bahamas is scheduled at barely a third of what it was in 2019.

Silver had planned to begin Charleston service in May but put those on hold amid coronavirus travel restrictions.

Related: Silver Airways brings the ATR 72 back to the mainland US

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines frequent flyers can earn miles on select Silver flights. However, none of these agreements appear to include the new Charleston service yet.

Separately, Silver may be retrenching in New England. The airline lost the government contract to provide essential air service to Bar Harbor, Maine (BHB), to Cape Air in September. Silver has appealed the decision. However, with local support for Cape Air, it is unclear whether they will succeed.

Silver flew between Boston Logan (BOS) and Bar Harbor under a codeshare with JetBlue. However, JetBlue frequent flyers can also earn and redeem points on Cape Air flights.

Related: Airlines are flying some unexpected routes during the pandemic

Featured image courtesy of Silver Airways.

The All-New United Quest℠ Card

WELCOME OFFER: Up to 100,000 bonus miles


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X miles on United® purchases

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 80K bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, an additional 20K bonus miles after you spend $10,000 in the first 6 months
  • $250 Annual Fee
  • Earn 3X miles on United® purchases, 2X miles at restaurants, on select streaming services & all other travel, 1X on all other purchases
  • Earn 3X miles on United Airlines purchases
  • Earn 2X miles at restaurants and on select streaming services
  • Earn 2X miles on all other travel
  • Earn 1X mile on all other purchases
  • Each year, receive a $125 credit on United® purchases and two 5k-mile anniversary award flight credits. Terms apply.
Regular APR
16.49% to 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent, Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.