May 29, 2012
Sarah Mueller, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal
Silver Airways, operating under the United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) code, will begin daily scheduled flights from the Jacksonville International Airport to the Tampa International Airport , the Jacksonville Aviation Authority announced Monday.
The new flights are scheduled to start on August 13. Direct flights will operate three times a day during the week and twice-daily on weekends, with one-stop connections for passengers traveling from Jacksonville to Key West and Pensacola. Flights from Jacksonville during the week are expected to leave at 7 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
“Maintaining our Tampa service is extremely important to the Northeast Florida business community,” said Barbara Halverstadt, JAA’s manager of marketing development. “The additional opportunity for the direct connection to Key West opens up a great new leisure market as well. We look forward to working closely with Silver Airways as they continue their growth at JAX.”