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Tampa International Airport to launch direct flights to Savannah, Ga.

The Silver Airways flights will begin in April.
Savannah, Ga.'s grand Forsyth Fountain was built in 1858 and thought to be patterned after the fountain in Paris's Place de la Concorde.
Savannah, Ga.'s grand Forsyth Fountain was built in 1858 and thought to be patterned after the fountain in Paris's Place de la Concorde. [ Times files (2012) ]
Published Feb. 24
Updated Feb. 24

Soon departing from Tampa International Airport: nonstop flight to Savannah, Ga.

Silver Airways announced this week that it will begin twice-weekly flights from Tampa to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in April. It’s the first time the airport has had nonstop service to the market.

Silver is also adding a route between Savannah and Fort Lauderdale.

“Both airports have been unserved from (the airport) for many years, so we’re looking forward to working with Silver to make sure these routes are successful,” Gregory Kelly, executive director of Savannah/Hilton Head International said in a statement.

Silver is a relatively small carrier in Tampa, operating less than 1 percent of Tampa International Airport’s flights in 2020. But it gained prominence as one of the few carriers flying internationally at any point during the pandemic, offering flights to Nassau, Bahamas.

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Last month, Silver announced plans to begin nonstop flights from Tampa to Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. Those flights are scheduled to begin March 21.

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