Silver Airways has made Huntsville International Airport aware that the new service from Huntsville(HSV) to Orlando(MCO) will be launching later than intended. They noted that this is because the carrier will be using a new fleet of ATR-600 series aircraft. These planes have not been flown in the U.S. before and therefore the necessary FAA certification process is taking longer than anticipated.
Silver Airways still intends to operate this new service and has a new launch date slated for Fall 2018. They have indicated to us that they are working with passengers to provide full refunds on all booked flights through September 12, 2019.
We (HSV) wish that the service could have launched in May so that customers would have the Orlando non-stop option for Summer travel this year, however, we are still pleased that the new service is coming in 2018.