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Silver Airways connects Tampa Bay to two South Carolina cities

Tampa International Airport is getting two new flights to the Palmetto State.

In the coming months, Silver Airways will launch new routes to Charleston and Columbia in South Carolina, bringing back connections to two cities that have been unserved in recent years from Tampa International Airport.

Charleston service will begin Nov. 21 while Columbia is scheduled to launch Dec. 16.

"Tampa is a vibrant community that lacked direct service to both Columbia and Charleston," said Pedro Motta, Senior Vice President of Commercial and Finance at Silver Airways. "TPA has been an important destination to Silver and we continue to invest by adding more flights and more destinations."

Both flights average about 1.5-hours and will be aboard Silver's ATR-42 aircraft. Other destinations served by Silver from TPA include Key West, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale and Nassau, Bahamas.

"We are grateful to be included in Silver's effort to connect Florida to South Carolina," said Chris Minner, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "We have enjoyed a strong partnership with Silver for many years, and we look forward to growing that relationship with these two new routes."

To celebrate the new nonstop service to Columbia, Silver is offering fares starting at $49 one-way, for travel through Jan. 31, 2021 (travelers will need to book on or before Nov. 2, 2020).

The Columbia service will operate twice a week while the route to Charleston will fly three times weekly.

To book, visit www.silverairways.com.