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Silver Airways’ “Kazoo” Takes to the Skies!

by User Not Found | Apr 18, 2019
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First Minor League Double-A Baseball League Themed-Aircraft Unveiled to Pensacola Blue Wahoos


Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (April 18, 2019) – As the new official airline of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Silver Airways, the leading airline of the I-10 Gulf Coast region, today unveiled the first themed aircraft for a Double-A Minor League baseball team.


Named after Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ mascot, “Kazoo” rolled out of Silver Airways’ Orlando maintenance hangar today and made its maiden flight to Pensacola International Airport where it was unveiled to the ball team and community.


The new livery of the Saab 340 aircraft showcases joint branding featuring Silver Airways’ iconic turbine and the baseball team’s powerful Blue Wahoo. “Kazoo” was designed by Steven Ward, a Silver Airways mechanic and tattoo artist, and the airline’s technical operations team carried out the plane’s transformation.


Silver Unveils Kazoo

Silver Airways today unveiled “Kazoo” – the first themed aircraft
for a Double-A Minor League baseball team to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos

 

“It’s a great day in Pensacola and for baseball’s Southern League, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Silver Airways’ ‘Kazoo’ to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the community,” said Silver Airways CEO Steve Rossum. “Serving the Pensacola and Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast with safe, reliable and customer friendly service is hugely important to Silver Airways and we are thrilled to partner with a club that shares our same enthusiasm for fun spirited entertainment as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.”


“This is truly a big moment for us,” said Pensacola Blue Wahoos Team President Jonathan Griffith. “Seeing our logo on the side of the aircraft and knowing the Blue Wahoos plane will be traveling all across the southeast gives us something we could have never dreamed of having. The opportunities this provides us are immeasurable. Not just with the Blue Wahoos plane, but also what it allows us for signage and branding throughout the Pensacola International Airport. Plus, our partnership is providing fans the opportunity to win roundtrip tickets to destinations Silver Airways services, so this goes back to our mission of improving the quality of life in Pensacola and making it a great place to live.”


Silver Airways recently started new daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS), ideal for business, leisure and military travelers.


Silver Airways is proud to serve a large number of military communities throughout its Florida network and beyond, including Pensacola, Destin and Huntsville. In salute to the dedicated and hardworking men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and in appreciation for their service, the airline recently introduced a discount for active-duty military traveling for leisure. All active-duty military (and their spouse and children) are eligible for a discount* on all Silver Airways flights, including members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and reserve personnel on active duty status.


For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver’s special offers, visit SilverAirways.com.


Silver Airways offers guests the ease and convenience of seamless booking, ticketing and baggage handling with connections to hundreds of destinations that are available via the airline’s codeshare partnerships with United, JetBlue and Avianca, as well as interline ticketing partnerships with American, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska, ANA, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, Azul and Emirates.


Members of United’s MileagePlus® and JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver’s network.


About Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the minor league baseball, Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. A member of the Southern League since 2012, the team has been selected as the Organization of the Year three times and the league’s Community Service Award winner four times, receiving the honor the past three seasons in a row. The Blue Wahoos contributed over $615,000 to local charities during the 2018 season.


About Silver Airways

Silver Airways operates the most routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, and also flies between Boston and Bar Harbor, Maine. Silver is the official airline of the Minor League Baseball team Daytona Tortugas and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. In addition, Silver owns and cooperatively operates Seaborne Airlines with flights in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Silver is a codeshare partner with United, JetBlue and Avianca, and has interline agreements with American, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Bahamasair, Hahn Air, Azul and Emirates. Members of United’s MileagePlus® and JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty programs can also earn frequent flyer awards for travel throughout Silver’s network. Silver operates a fleet of highly-reliable Saab 340 aircraft, and starting this year, Silver is renewing and expanding its fleet with up to 50 new eco-friendly ATR-600s. Silver is honored to be the North American launch customer for the all new, redesigned ATR-600 offering best-in-class quiet cabins, premium leather seats with more legroom, and spacious overhead bins that accommodate full-size, carry-on roller bags. Silver is owned by affiliates of Philadelphia-based investment firm Versa Capital Management, LLC. To learn more about the refined passenger experience coming soon to Silver, visit SilverAirways.com/atr.

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* Leisure Military fares require a valid active military ID and must be purchased through any travel agent, or through the leisure department of your typical Travel Management Company used for official travel. Military spouse and dependents are also eligible for the discount with ID. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and flights may not operate all days of week. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Changes or cancellations can be made for a $50 charge plus any difference in fare, if applicable. Fares, routes, charges, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Active duty U.S. military personnel traveling on official business, get up to 2 complimentary checked bags per person; all other baggage service charges and rules apply for checked baggage beyond that exemption. Otherwise, Silver Airways will accept checked baggage up to 50 pounds and 62 linear inches for a non-refundable charge, per passenger, per bag. When purchased at the time of booking on silverairways.com, bag charges are: flights within the United States, $30 for first and $40 for second; internationally, $39 for first and $49 for second. Additional charges apply to purchases after booking, additional pieces, or baggage exceeding size or weight limitations, and other baggage restrictions may apply. For further service charges details please visit silverairways.com.