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Silver Airways to discontinue service to Muscle Shoals

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Silver stated it filed a 90-day notice of exit from the Muscle Shoals market and four other communities in the South. Silver stated it filed a 90-day notice of exit from the Muscle Shoals market and four other communities in the South.
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Silver Airways announced Wednesday it will be exiting portions of the Atlanta network market, and thus discontinue service to Muscle Shoals and four other communities.

A statement from Silver Airways said the plan to exit was "part of its plan to strengthen operations, increase revenue, reduce costs and better position the airline." The statement said the company has filed its required 90-day notice of exit to the US Department of Transportation.

Along with Muscle Shoals, Silver will be discontinuing service to Greenville MS, Laurel/Hattiesburg MS, Tupelo MS and Meridian MS. The statement said operations will continue between Atlanta and Macon GA and Orlando FL.

"The plans announced today are a necessary and important component of our strategy to continue rationalizing our fleet and network to better position ourselves for future growth and greater success by improving our operational performance and better serving customers and business partners in our core markets," said Silver Airways President Dave Pflieger.

The airline also confirmed that once operations at the affected communities are discontinued, all team members in good standing who wish to remain with Silver will be offered opportunities elsewhere. 

Two airline providers previously expressed interest in moving to the Northwest Regional Airport after airport officials said they were having multiple problems involving cancellations and delays with Silver Airways.

In February, officials worried the Department of Transportation would send them a letter of non-compliance with the Essential Air Service program.

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