Concord, Mass., July 28, 2008 – Traditional commercial air travel and its inherent challenges are causing resourceful Connecticut-area business and leisure travelers to explore alternatives. As a result, Linear Air, a provider of point-to-point air taxi service from the mid-Atlantic region through eastern Canada, is building momentum in Connecticut.
More astute business and leisure travelers in Connecticut are now recognizing that Linear Air is a viable alternative to traveling on commercial airlines from the overcrowded hub, where traveler frustration and commercial air travel concerns continue to make headlines. Bradley International Airport recently ranked as one of the Most Miserable Regional Airports by US News & World Report, with almost 30% flights delayed. A recent aviation industry survey found that 61% of air travelers are now looking for marketplace solutions to these and other commercial problems.
“Connecticut is a key market for both inbound and outbound travel. The air taxi concept is gaining fast acceptance for business and leisure travelers, especially in congested markets,” said William Herp, CEO of Linear Air. “Connecticut is a savvy market that recognizes the economic, time-saving and environmental benefits of traveling on an air taxi service like Linear Air. We are building on the momentum throughout the east coast to offer a true on-demand air travel services as we grow our fleet and expand our service area.Linear Air flies very light jets from Eclipse Aviation. Technologically advanced, eco- friendly and efficient, the Linear Air Eclipse jet is faster and uses less fuel than other jets. This efficiency allows Linear Air to offer customers the most competitive pricing in the business jet travel space.
Linear Air tailors trips to meet the needs of its business and leisure travelers. Arrival and departure times are based on the customer’s schedule, eliminating time spent waiting in airports and preventing additional hotel costs for overnight stays. Linear Air also services easily accessible regional airports, which are typically closer to customer’s homes and offices.
Linear Air currently services the following airports in the Connecticut region: Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport (KBDR), Hartford-Brainard General Airport (KHFD), Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (KBDL), Groton-New London Airport (KGON), Tweed-New Haven Airport (KHVN), Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXR), Danbury Municipal Airport (KDBR), Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (KMMK) and Windham Airport (KIJD).
About Linear Air
Based in Concord, Massachusetts, Linear Air provides point-to-point air taxi service with unprecedented service to more than 750 cities in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and eastern Canada. The Linear Air fleet includes three-passenger Eclipse E500 business jets and eight-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan turboprops. Linear Air is a FAA-certified part 135 charter operator that maintains a Gold safety rating from ARG/US, the leading independent safety auditor in the aviation industry. For more information, please visit www.linearair.com or call 1-877-2-LINEAR.