Silver Airways Expands Montana Route Network, Adds New Service to Helena

Silver Airways is spreading its wings in Montana with the addition of new weekday service to Helena from Billings. This expansion brings Silver Airways Montana service to nine cities and marks the carrier’s first route in Montana to operate outside of its Essential Air Service (EAS) contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new flights will operate twice daily, Monday-Friday, between Billings and Helena beginning May 1, 2012.

Darrell Richardson, CEO of Silver Airways, commented on the new service, saying: “We’re providing optimal connections through Billings with these new flights for travelers looking for convenient flight options to Helena from Montana’s eastern regions. What makes this announcement so significant is that it is the first time we are adding a service in Montana outside of our EAS contract. This underscores the strength of our commitment to continue to expand our business in Montana and deliver the quality air service our customers have come to expect and trust.”

Special introductory fares of $75 each way ($150 round-trip) are being offered on new Silver Airways flights between Billings and Helena for the month of May 2012. Eligible bookings must be made by May 31, 2012 for travel completed by May 31, 2012. The regular fare for tickets purchased 14 days in advance is $99 each way ($198 round-trip).

Silver Airways operates regularly scheduled passenger service to nine destinations throughout Montana – Billings, Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Helena, Lewistown, Miles City, Sidney and Wolf Point. All destinations, with the exception of Helena, are served under Silver Airways’ EAS contract with the DOT, which began May 2011.

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