Daytona Beach, FL – It looks like another airline could be starting service to Daytona Beach next year.
According to the agenda for tomorrow morning’s (December 4th) Volusia County Council meeting, officials at Daytona Beach International Airport have recruited Silver Airways to fly a direct route from its hub in Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach.
The agenda shows that the service would consist of daily non-stop flights from DBIA to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
The service is subject to negotiations and incentives which would have to be approved by County Council members. Among them are that DBIA would give Silver one full year of no airport landing fees and facility costs, a year of “below-the-wing” ground handling and local marketing support and direct route marketing, both costing around $50,000.
However, because daily non-stop service from Daytona Beach to and from South Florida is an “unproven market,” the county will also assist the airline in offsetting airline startup risk for the first year with a payment of $25,000 after each quarter that service is provided to Fort Lauderdale.
Silver Airways currently offers 18 different destinations, with three hubs in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
The county council meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.