Silver Airways, a low-cost regional airline, will begin to offer flights from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in December.
The carrier will provide flights to three Florida cities from Columbia. According to officials from CAE, flights to Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will begin with fares starting at $49 one way. Flights will depart Thursdays and Sundays.
"Silver Airways is a great low-cost carrier and we’re very pleased to welcome them to CAE and the capital city,” CAE executive director Mike Gula said. “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.”
The airline also operates routes to the Bahamas and its Caribbean network connects Puerto Rico with destinations like the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
“We are delighted to introduce Silver’s safe, reliable, and customer friendly service to Columbia, South Carolina,” Steve Rossum, Silver Airways CEO, said. “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.”
The first Silver Airways flight will leave from CAE Dec. 17.