Airport manager Doug Faour says he expected the decision after the airliner decreased service in major cities, such as Atlanta.
"At that point of time we realized that it was likely that they would terminate Macon as well," says Faour.
Silver Airways sent a notice of intent to the Department of Transportation saying the duty limitation and rest rules for pilots have negatively impacted the company, there’s a scarce market for qualified pilots, and its company has fallen short of its partnerships and codeshare arrangements giving three reasons why it’s terminating the service.
Faour believes after Silver Airways discontinues its service, an opportunity to host a ‘better opportunity’ will present itself.
The airliner plans to officially terminate service on November 5, but Faour says it may be sooner.
The Department of Transportation will determine which airliner will take over after Silver Airways.