Via Airlines Contact Matthew Macri 407-374-2429 ext. 8505 Matthew.Macri@flyviaair.com 218 Jackson Street Maitland, Florida 32751
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Via Airlines introduces nonstop jet service to Orlando Sanford from Mobile, Ala.
MAITLAND, FLORIDA, U. S.: Via Airlines is announcing a new nonstop destination to/ from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (airport code SFB) to Mobile, Alabama. The new route will offer service four times each week to/from Mobile Regional Airport (airport code MOB).
"With today’s announcement, I’m thrilled Via Airlines has chosen to add Mobile as a new city on their route map. This gives our region nonstop jet service to not only Orlando, but all that Central Florida has to offer,” stated Chris Curry, executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority. Curry continued, "Orlando is known as home of Disney World, but will also provide business travelers between Central Florida and Mobile with time and cost savings, which is invaluable in this global economy.”
"As a city known for its southern hospitality, we are proud to team up with Via Airlines –an airline known for its hospitality. I applaud the Mobile Airport Authority for their hard work to create an active, accessible airport with multiple destinations and low fares,” said Mayor William S. "Sandy” Stimpson. "The sky is not the limit for Mobile!”
"We are indeed excited to welcome the Via Airlines family to the Mobile area. The mission of the Mobile Airport Authority is to facilitate and provide premium air service to the citizens of the greater Mobile area. The confidence expressed in Mobile by Via Airlines is a great step forward for our area. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the citizens of the greater Mobile area and Via Airlines,” said Elliot Maisel, Mobile Airport Authority board chairman.
"Mobile is an amazing city, and we’re excited about the opportunity to serve both business and leisure travelers with jet service from SFB as we bring the convenience of nonstop flights to this market as part of our 2018 expansion,” said Matthew Macri, Via Airlines vice president of operations. "Via Airlines takes pride in being the airline of the hospitality industry. Our jet service to Mobile will move travelers to and from Florida far faster and more economical than local airport prop services or traveling by car. When flying with us you are truly our guest, not just a passenger,” added Macri.
According to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) President, Diane Crews, "The expansion of Via Airlines is yet another positive growth indicator for Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), an exciting response to the local demand that has kept SFB among the fastest growing airports in North America. The Central Florida community welcomes the additional opportunity to fly out of SFB, to Mobile, Ala., as a new destination.”
The new flights are available Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday of each week. Limited, introductory discounted fares are available by visiting flyviaair.com or by calling 800-565-5042.
About Via Airlines
Founded in 1997, Via Airlines is a domestic airline offering daily scheduled flights across the U.S. Via Airlines was the first airline to be certified under the new FAA Safety Regulations, ensuring the highest level of safety in the aviation industry. The airline operates a fleet of 50-seat Embraer ERJ- 145s and 30-seat EMB-120 providing its guests with cost-effective, convenient and comfortable travel. Visit flyviaair.com for additional information and to book flights.