Silver Airways Launches New Service from Washington-Dulles
Silver Airways launched its first flights from Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Aug. 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 on Saturdays, two on Sundays); Beckley, WV (BKW) -- two daily weekday flights and two weekend departures (one each on Saturdays 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 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.