The company that has the Essential Air Service contract in Montana is adding weekday flights between Billings and Helena beginning May 1.

Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced Wednesday that it would operate flights between the two cities twice each weekday.

The morning flight will leave Billings at 7:05 a.m., arrive in Helena at 8:05 a.m. and return to Billings at 8:20 a.m. The afternoon flights will leave Billings at 2:15 p.m., arrive in Helena at 3:15 p.m. and leave at 3:30 p.m.

Introductory fares are $75 each way for the month of May. The regular fare price will be $99 each way for tickets purchased 14 days in advance.

Silver Airways provides service between Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Lewistown, Miles City and Wolf Point to a hub in Billings under its EAS contract.