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For Immediate Release:
SeaCoast grows to The Palm Beaches
Key West, Florida 24 September 2004– SeaCoast Airlines today announces their newest destination: West Palm Beach International Airport. Service will commence in early November with nonstop service from Key West International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. Flights will operate as shared charters, which means the airline can add or decrease flights based on demand.
Flights will depart Key West early afternoon for a scenic 1 hour 15 minute flight across the Florida Bay then across The Everglades to West Palm Beach International Airport. Flights will continue to operate out of Island City Flying Service, offering a relaxing environment while passengers await their flight. In West Palm Beach, SeaCoast will use the new and multi-million dollar Galaxy Aviation Center, located on the south end of the airport, bypassing the busy & congested terminal on the north end. Planes will stop in Marathon if passengers prefer to visit the Middle Keys. Flights between St. Petersburg/Clearwater will depart from SeaCoast’s terminal at the Air-1 facility, located just south of the main terminal.
“This is a natural step for SeaCoast. Our business has been focused on providing safe & on-time flights in Florida to markets with little or no air service,” says Nathan Vallier, Sales Director for the airline, “The Palm Beaches presently have no non-stop air service to the Keys OR
St. Petersburg and our service will provide time-sensitive vacationers a new option compared to the 7+ hour drive!”.
Fares start as low as $99 each way plus taxes from Palm Beach to Key West and $75 between Palm Beach and St. Petersburg. Keys residents may purchase tickets starting at $89 each way plus taxes. SeaCoast is also offering a “Friends Fly For a Buck” in which one person pays the full fare – one way ticket and they can bring a friend for just $1 each way!
Passengers traveling to the Keys from Palm Beach will also be able to get lower fares thru SeaCoast Vacations, a new and exciting division of SeaCoast Airlines. Passengers will be able to purchase air, hotel, car rental, and activities all in one simple phone call, or by going online.
“SeaCoast Vacations is where our business base should be,” says Vallier, “as our focus has always been dedicated to bringing people to the Keys. SeaCoast Vacations will now allow the airline to offer services to markets that presently are not served by any airline – scheduled or charter – from Key West and Marathon.”
SeaCoast Airlines, based at St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport in Tampa Bay, offers ‘flightseeing adventures’ for travel between Tampa Bay & Zephyrhills to the Florida Keys. Passengers can learn more about SeaCoast by visiting http://www.seacoastairlines.com & may book by calling 1-866-30-Coast, visit your local travel agent, or book online at www.seacoastairlines.com later this month!
Nate Vallier – Director of Sales & Marketing
[Edited 2004-09-25 06:08:16]