Originally published in The Boston Globe on June 6, 2007
By Peter J. Howe, Globe staff
Concord-based Linear Air, which operates air taxis and private-plane-style scheduled service, will start a new route on June 29 from suburban Washington, D.C., to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Linear, whose main base is at Hanscom Field, flies charter flights between 500 US airports and operates scheduled trips from Hanscom to Nantucket and Teterboro, N.J., that passengers make on eight-seat Cessna Grand Caravan turboprops, which have plush private-plane appointments. Such arrangements are sometimes called ‘‘scheduled charter by the seat.’’
The new service, from Manassas, Va., to Manteo, N.C., will leave Manassas Friday nights and Saturday mornings and return Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings.
The 90-minute flights cost $438 round-trip, which Linear president William Herp calls attractive, considering it’s an eight-hour drive from Washington to the Outer Banks.