June 06, 2007, MANASSAS, Va–Linear Air, the leading very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi operator, today announced a new scheduled by-the-seat private air service between Manassas, Virginia and Manteo, North Carolina. Manassas is located just 15 miles south of Dulles International Airport, and Manteo is centrally located in the popular summer destination of the North Carolina Outer Banks. This new service offers the convenience and comfort of private air travel with per- seat pricing to vacationers and second homeowners in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. wishing to avoid the six to eight hour drive to the Outer Banks.
The new service will kick-off June 29th -- just in time for the 4th of July holiday -- and will continue through Labor Day weekend. Flights will depart on Fridays and Saturdays from the NextFlight private terminal at the Manassas Regional Airport and arrive at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC. Return flights are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Introductory pricing has been set at $219 per person each way, including all fees and taxes.
“We are thrilled that Linear Air will be operating this new scheduled per-seat private air service to the Outer Banks,” said Tom Long, Airport Director of the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC. “Those visitors and homeowners flying with Linear Air will now be able to avoid the six to eight hour drive from the DC area and instead enjoy a comfortable hour and a half flight.”
Linear Air operates the largest fleet of executive Cessna Grand Caravan propjets in the country, featuring luxurious leather seating, air conditioning, complimentary on-board refreshments and highly-trained two pilot crews that have earned the company a Gold rating from the industry’s leading safety auditor, ARG/US. Linear Air recently took delivery of its second aircraft to be based at the Manassas Regional Airport, the company’s Mid-Atlantic regional base of operations. The company also bases aircraft at Hanscom Airport in Bedford, MA in the Boston area and at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY.
Linear Air has ordered 30 Eclipse 500 very light jets (VLJs) from leading VLJ manufacturer Eclipse Aviation and expects to take delivery of its first Eclipse 500 this summer. The company is the only very light jet air-taxi company already in operation, flying its fleet of Cessna Grand Caravans as a proxy for the Eclipse 500 due to similar operating costs and trip lengths.
“Overwhelming customer demand for our Caravan service in the northeast and seasonally in the Caribbean has proven that short hop air-taxi serves a need for thousands of travelers who want a direct, convenient, yet affordable air travel alternative to the dysfunctional service offered by the airlines these days,” says William Herp, President and CEO of Linear Air. “I’m confident we’ll put smiles on the faces of Mid-Atlantic travelers too, looking for a better way to get to the Outer Banks and other regional destinations.”
About Linear Air
Linear Air, based in Concord, MA, is a premier air-taxi service that is transforming the private air travel industry. Linear Air provides short-hop private air travel to executives and families with personalized customer service, flexibility and convenience at attractive fares.
The company operates the largest fleet of executive Cessna Grand Caravan propjets in the U.S., with aircraft based at Hanscom Field outside Boston, MA, Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY, Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, VA and seasonally in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company provides on-demand charter service to more than 500 cities in the Northeast,Mid-Atlantic, Canada and Caribbean. On summer weekends, the company offers per-seat scheduled charter service to Nantucket from Hanscom Field outside Boston, and Teterboro Airport outside New York City, and now to the North Carolina Outer Banks from the Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, VA to the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo, NC. The revolutionary new Eclipse 500 very light jet will allow Linear Air to expand its existing propjet service within point-to-point 500-mile regional networks around major metropolitan areas.
Linear Air maintains a Gold safety rating from ARG/US, the leading independent safety auditor in the aviation industry. For more information about Linear Air or to book a flight, please visit www.LinearAir.com or call 1-781-860-9696 or 1-877-2-LINEAR.
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