David, or Dave, Pflieger has worked in the commercial airline industry since 1998, having overseen operations at several major airlines, including Delta, Virgin America, Fiji Airways, and now Hawaii Island Air throughout his career. Dave Pflieger,was also the president and CEO of Silver Airways, an airline based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In October 2014, Dave’s efforts led the rapidly expanding Silver Airways joined in its ninth airline partnership with Alaska Airlines.
The contract between the Alaska Airlines and Silver Airways allows travelers to fly through Alaska Airlines’ own port cities as well as locations serviced by Silver Airways in Florida and the Bahamas, opening a larger number of travel opportunities with the two on both sides of the country. The partnership also simplifies transfers between the two airlines, making luggage pickup easy with just one check-in and baggage check necessary.
Silver Airways currently maintains similar partnerships with several other airlines, including Delta, JetBlue, American Airlines, and U.S. Airways, in addition to a handful of international partners.