THE PALM BEACHES LAND NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM THE BAHAMAS AND ORLANDO

09/06/2013

 

– Flight schedule brings only nonstop service between The Palm Beaches and Orlando –

THE PALM BEACHES, Fla. (September 5, 2013) –The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce new nonstop service at Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) with Silver Airways providing flights from two new major markets, The Bahamas and Orlando.

Silver Airways will launch new nonstop service from West Palm Beach to North Eleuthera and Freeport in The Bahamas, and two nonstop flights each weekday between West Palm Beach and Orlando, giving corporate and leisure travelers the only nonstop service between West Palm Beach and Orlando. The flight schedule also adds a one-stop service from PBIA to Tallahassee through Orlando.

“These exciting new international and domestic nonstop flights allow Palm Beach County an added competitive edge over neighboring destinations and give residents another convenient way to visit great destinations,” said Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The combination of great rates and new markets make Palm Beach County a top choice for corporate and leisure travel.”

Flight schedules are set to begin November 21, 2013. Travelers will have the opportunity to visit The Palm Beaches at limited-time discounted one-way fares now available for booking at www.silverairways.com.

“We strive to continually expand our services to and from Palm Beach International Airport, as is evident with the new Silver Airways nonstop flights to Freeport, North Eleuthera and Orlando,” said Bruce V. Pelly, Executive Director of Palm Beach County Department of Airports. “Specifically, the connection with Orlando grants easy access to three key new markets – Jacksonville, Gainesville and Pensacola – providing convenience for in-state business travelers. PBIA is proud to serve more than 25 markets in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.”

“This latest expansion in our operations is all about better serving the broader needs of our customers here in Florida,” said Dave Pflieger, President and CEO of Silver Airways. “Within the state, we’re improving connectivity from north to south and extending our reach to The Bahamas.”

The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Fla. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating a total annual economic impact of more than $5 billion in the local economy, producing $30 million dollars in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of approximately $572 million.

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