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RAA Welcomes Return of Member Airline Silver Airways

– Silver Provides Important Air Service in the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean Gateways –

Washington, DC, August 5, 2022 – The Regional Airline Association (RAA), representing the airlines which provide 43% of scheduled passenger flights in the U.S. and offer the only source of air service to most of the country, welcomes the return of Silver Airways to the Association, bringing the membership total to 18 airlines.

“We welcome back Silver Airways and its colorful aircraft to the Association, and look forward to working with its leaders on range of issues impacting regional airlines and the communities they serve,” said RAA CEO Faye Malarkey Black. “RAA is fiercely committed to the future of regional air service and has an even stronger voice with Silver on board. We look forward to welcoming Silver’s safety and business leaders to our events, conferences, and purchasing forums.”

“We are excited to announce that Silver Airways will be rejoining the Regional Airline Association. RAA provides an important voice of advocacy for leading passenger and cargo regional airlines such as Silver that provide safe, reliable, and necessary air transportation,” said Silver Airways CEO Steven Rossum.

Silver, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, provides important air service to military, leisure and business travelers throughout the Southeast and Caribbean from gateways in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Silver is the U.S. launch operator of the fuel efficient and environmentally friendly ATR-600 series turboprop aircraft and operates both ATR-42-600 and ATR-72-600 aircraft as well as Saab 340B aircraft.

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About Silver Airways 
Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline and the U.S. launch operator of the fuel efficient and environmentally friendly ATR-600 series turboprop aircraft, provides safe, reliable, and customer-friendly passenger and cargo airline services. Silver operates the most passenger routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its gateways in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. Silver’s Caribbean network connects Puerto Rico with the U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Dominica, Santiago, Dominican Republic, and the British Virgin Islands. Silver’s cargo operations are launched from a gateway in Ft. Worth, Texas. Silver is a codeshare partner with United, JetBlue, American, Delta, Avianca and Copa Airlines, and has interline agreements with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Azul, Bahamasair, Emirates, and APG.

About RAA  
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) provides a unified voice of advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable and strong regional airline industry. RAA serves as an important support network connecting regional airlines and industry business partners. In the United States, regional airlines operate 43% of scheduled passenger flights and provide the only source of scheduled air service to 66% of the nation’s airports. Regional airlines provide 75% or more of the air service in Alabama (81%), Alaska (87%), Arkansas (85%), Iowa (81%), Kansas (80%), Kentucky (76%), Maine (87%), Mississippi (94%), Montana (79%), North Dakota (87%), South Dakota (86%), Vermont (92%), West Virginia (92%). Regional airlines provide half or more of the air service in Idaho (74%), Illinois (54%), Indiana (59%), Michigan (60%), Minnesota (51%), Nebraska (65%), New Hampshire (73%), New Mexico (59%), North Carolina (56%), Ohio (56%), Oklahoma (55%), Oregon (62%), Pennsylvania (58%), Puerto Rico (71%), South Carolina (61%), Virginia (57%), Wisconsin (67%), and Wyoming (68%).

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