By the Caribbean Journal staff
Silver Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline that is now one of the Caribbean’s biggest airlines, has officially launched its newest ATR-600 series aircraft.
The new aircraft has been accompanied by what the company says is a “complete operational and customer service transformation.”
The new plane, which kicked off service on a Key West route, is the first new ATR to fly in the United States in almost three decades.
It will be configured across the fleet with 46 seats in a two-two seat configuration.
Silver, which purchased Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines last year, operates a network across Florida, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
“The new ATR-600 series aircraft will be transformational for Silver Airways and is ideal for our short-haul domestic and nearby international operations. The state-of-the art aircraft allows for a safe, highly reliable and efficient fleet operation and a superior overall experience for our guests.”
Silver has already taken delivery of three of up to 50 new ATR-600 planes, with an initial order for 20 ATR 42-600 split across 46 and 70-seat planes.