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Silver Airways Welcomes Sami Teittinen as New Chief Financial Officer

by Silver | Jan 23, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. (January 23, 2014)

Silver Airways has continued to strengthen its management team by naming Sami Teittinen as its new Chief Financial Officer.  In his new role, Mr. Teittinen will direct and oversee all aspects of the airline’s financial activities and join a highly experienced airline management team.
Mr. Teittinen is a veteran of 20 years in the aviation industry with a background in public accounting and a proven track record for developing, growing, and running successful aviation businesses.  Teittinen spent the last 12 years in multiple finance roles within BBA Aviation PLC (a $2.2 billion publicly-traded company), and more specifically Aircraft Service International Group® (ASIG) and Signature Flight Support.  Most recently he served as a CFO for BBA Aviation Flight Support, where he oversaw both Signature Flight Support and ASIG Finance, as well as all global business development, IT, finance, procurement and strategic planning activities.
 “We are very excited to have someone of Sami’s caliber join our new Silver Airway’s management team,” said Dave Pflieger, President and CEO of Silver Airways.  “Not only does he bring a wealth of experience and abilities in developing and growing publicly traded aviation businesses, he has also proven himself to be superbly capable of building world class finance organizations that ensure companies control costs, grow revenue, and expand in a profitable and controlled matter.”
 Mr. Teittinen holds both a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA from University of Central Florida and is a graduate of Finish Defense Forces, Reconnaissance School and Finnish Business College in Helsinki Finland.
 
About Silver Airways
Silver Airways Corp. (IATA: 3M) is a U.S. owned and operated airline operating almost 200 daily scheduled flights to/from 46 gateways in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.  The airline, which offers more flights within Florida to The Bahamas than any other U.S. airline, has valued partnership and codeshare agreements with United Airlines and interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and US Airways.
Silver Airways is a two-time award winner in 2013, having been recognized by its industry and the traveling public.  In February, 2013, it was named the recipient of Air Transport World’s (ATW) 2013 Regional Airline of the Year Award, the first U.S. airline to win regional aviation’s top honor since 2008. This award recognized Silver’s outstanding achievements as well as the company’s contributions toward elevating the entire regional aviation industry overall.  In October, 2013, Silver Airways was named one of the Top 10 “Best U.S. Airlines” in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s 26th annual 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Silver Airways fleet is comprised of Saab 340B plus aircraft (with a capacity of 34 passengers in a spacious, noise reduction equipped cabin), each powered by highly reliable, fuel-efficient GE jet-turbine propeller engines. The airline also operates Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (maximum seating capacity: 19 passengers) in the airline’s Cleveland network.
The company is privately owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm that launched the airline in May 2011.
For more information visit www.silverairways.com.