It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a new way to get to Key West. Daily nonstop flights between Orlando and Key West begin Monday, June 9 via Silver Airways. Two flights a day take approximately 80 minutes aboard 34-passenger Saab 340B Plus aircraft for the route.
On June 9, a daily afternoon flight is to depart Orlando International Airport for Key West International Airport at 4:24 p.m. Another Key West-to-Orlando departure is set for 5:35 p.m.
A second daily flight is to be added three days later. Beginning Thursday, June 12, the schedule calls for departures from Key West to Orlando at 12:10 p.m. and flights back set for 1:25 p.m.
As well as inaugurating nonstop Orlando/Key West flights, Silver Airways is to continue offering nonstop service between the island city and Florida's Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Tampa.
In addition, passengers can choose connecting flights to dozens of destinations beyond Florida through the airlines codeshare and partnerships. Silver Airways is a partner with United and Jet Blue, which provide convenience and access to other cities for our passengers, said Monroe County Director of Airports Peter Horton. For more information and to book a flight, visit www.silverairways.com.
Of course, Marathon International Airport (MTH) located at mile marker 52 in the Middle Keys is another convenient option for flight operators to reach the Florida Keys. This airport is working to become a customs port-of-entry by the year's end.