MAITLAND, FLORIDA, U. S.: Via Airlines is announcing two new nonstop destinations to/ from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (airport code SFB) to Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama. The new routes will offer service four times each week to/from both Montgomery (airport code MGM) and Mobile (airport code MOB).
“We are excited and grateful to Via Airlines for their investment and commitment to offering nonstop flights to Orlando Sanford, Fla., from our home airport, MGM,” said Todd Strange, Montgomery’s Mayor. “This announcement is a true testament to the vision and hard work of the Airport Authority and Chamber, reaffirming Montgomery and the River Region’s capable people and vibrant economy.”
“Mobile and Montgomery are amazing cities, 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 these two markets 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 and Montgomery 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.
“We welcome our new airline partner, Via Airlines, to Montgomery and the greater River Region,” said Tammy Fleming, airport board chairperson. “We’re excited to launch, for the first time ever, new convenient nonstop flights to Central Florida’s world-class attractions, just in time for summer travel. This new nonstop link will connect MGM to one of the largest and fastest growing markets in the U.S. This is not only good for leisure travelers looking for a low cost and convenient option to get away, but it will also offer a link for easy access for our many business travelers. We truly appreciate Via Airline’s commitment to our market and we look forward to their overwhelming success in Montgomery, Ala.”
“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 the 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.
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 opportunities to fly out of SFB, to both Mobile and Montgomery, Ala., as new destinations.”
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.