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Silver Airways Appoints Pedro Motta Senior Vice President Commercial to Lead Airline’s Continued Growth and Expansion Throughout Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean and Beyond

March 18, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--Silver Airways has appointed Pedro Motta as Senior Vice President of Commercial to lead the airline’s continued growth and expansion throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Caribbean and beyond.

As Senior Vice President of Commercial, Motta is responsible for leading all aspects of pricing and yield management; flight scheduling and network development; marketing, sales and advertising; and other areas for both Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines, including recently added product lines such as cargo and charter operations.

“I expect amazing things from Pedro and our commercial team and am extremely excited to welcome him to our airlines as he joins us at a transformational time for Silver and Seaborne,” said Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines CEO Steve Rossum. “In addition to his keen understanding of the airline industry as an executive and a commercial airline pilot, Pedro has also served in numerous executive leadership roles in commercial, finance, and information technology in other sophisticated industries in the U.S. and South America. Pedro is an exceptional leader and delightful individual with a gregarious nature and a tremendous sense of humor.”

Motta has held key leadership positions in aviation and transportation, including serving as Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Webjet Linhas Aéreas S.A. Brazilian Airline; Chief Financial Officer at Port Newark Container Terminal; and Vice President Finance and Accounting for ASTAR Air Cargo, among others. In addition, Motta flew turboprop aircraft as a commercial pilot in Brazil for a number of years for Rio Sul Serviços Aéreos Regionais.

Motta earned a Bachelor in Science in Aeronautical Science from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also a doctoral candidate in business at Jacksonville University.

A Brazilian native, Motta is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Silver provides more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline and continues to expand its already extensive Florida/Bahamas network. The airline recently started daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) and daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). In addition, Silver is starting twice weekly service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and New Bight Airport Cat Island, Bahamas (TBI) on May 1, 2019, and launching daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) located at Eglin Air Force Base on May 16, 2019.

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

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 also partners with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football league. 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 www.silverairways.com/destinations/atr42.

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CONTACT: Media Contact:

Misty Stoller

954-292-8169

mediarelations@silverairways.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES BAHAMAS NORTH AMERICA CARIBBEAN FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORT AIR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS VACATION TRANSPORTATION

SOURCE: Silver Airways

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