Silver and United to shift to codeshare at Washington Dulles

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Silver Airways and United Airlines will shift to a codeshare on flights out of Washington Dulles International airport, resulting in an end to flights to Altoona and Beckley.

Chicago-based United will place its code on Silver-operated flights to Clarksburg, Greenbriar/White Sulfur Springs, Morgantown and Parkersburg/Marietta in West Virginia, Dubois and Johnstown in Pennsylvania, and Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, according to a filing with the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

Silver receives essential air service (EAS) subsidies for all of the markets, with new service to Dubois and Parkersburg/Marietta pending renewal of the subsidies.

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based regional carrier has previously operated the flights at its own risk under the United Express banner from Washington Dulles. The shift to a codeshare follows a similar move at its Bahamas and Florida operations in 2013.

As a result of the shift, Silver will discontinue service to Altoona, Pennsylvania, and Beckley, West Virginia, it says in the filing.

Silver operates 30-seat Saab 340B aircraft from Washington Dulles.