Silver Airways Pilot Hat Badge 1st Issue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2011-Current
The airline was established as Gulfstream International Airlines in October 1988 and started operations on December 1, 1990. Initially it operated as an on-demand air taxi between Miami, FL and Cap-Haitien, Haiti. In May 1994, a codeshare agreement was signed with United Airlines. In December 1995 Gulfstream began the transition from a FAR 135 carrier to FAR 121. Its parent company, G-Air Holdings, acquired Paradise Island Airlines in August 1998 but in August 2003, Paradise Island Airlines' operating certificate was sold to US Airways Group. Prior to TWA's acquisition by American Airlines, Gulfstream operated as TWConnection. In 2004, a long-term codeshare agreement with Continental Airlines was signed. On November 4, 2010, Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In May 2011 Victory Park Capital acquired Gulfstream International Airlines when it bought the assets of Gulfstream International Group. On December 15, 2011, the airline was rebranded as Silver Airways. The airline operates as United Express in some areas and as Silver Airways in other areas. Silver Airways Corp. is operating with the former Gulfstream International assets and the insignia is the same style as Gulfstream International Airlines.