The merger of US regional carriers Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines is picking up steam, with most Seaborne tickets now available via Silver's Sabre-based distribution network.

The move brings Silver closer to integrating its operation with Seaborne's – a process Silver hopes will culminate with the carriers operating under a single certificate by early 2020, says Silver.

Though Seaborne's website remains active, the companies are encouraging passengers and travel agents to book Seaborne flights on Silver's site, Silver says.

The reservation system shift does not apply to Seaborne's seaplane flights out of St Croix and St Thomas.

ATR 42-600 Silver Airways

Silver in recent years has acquired new ATR turboprops to supplement its Saab 340B fleet

Silver Airways

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver acquired Puerto Rico-based Seaborne in April 2018, when Seaborne was operating under bankruptcy court protection.

Silver's chief executive Steve Rossum described the carriers as complementary, noting they both operated Saab 340B turboprops and shared common ownership under private equity company Versa Capital Management.

The carriers have been operating under their independent brands, though Seaborne's name and brand will eventually disappear, Silver says.