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Linear Air Join Virgin Charter Marketplace to Advance Private Air Travel Market

Posted by Abbi Hiller on Thu, Mar 13, 2008

Concord, Mass., March 13, 2008 – Private air travel is growing rapidly due to major airport congestion, a more demanding business environment and the convenience of on- demand air travel. Linear Air, a leading air taxi service, announced today it has joined the newly launched Virgin Charter Marketplace, providing customers utilizing the service with safe, high-quality private air travel.

Sir Richard Branson’s newest venture, Virgin Charter (, makes finding and booking on-demand charter flights simple. Virgin Charter’s online marketplace allows customers to search, compare and purchase charter air flights from a network of more than 1,000 private aircrafts. With just a few clicks of a mouse, clients using Virgin Charter have access to hand-pick charter operators ready and able to meet their specific travel demands.

Linear Air, headquartered in Concord, Mass., was selected to join this exclusive network of private aircraft operators based on its quality, service and safety standards. Linear Air provides air taxi service that is personalized, affordable and convenient.

Contact: Alanna Flood The Castle Group, Inc. Phone: 617-337-9531 Email: aflood@thecastlegrp.comLinear Air is the only air charter company within the Virgin Charter network to count the revolutionary Eclipse E500 as part of its fleet. The twin engine Eclipse E500 offers the performance of a jet aircraft with technology that enables unprecedented low cost of charter travel for the end customer.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Virgin Charter Marketplace and look forward to servicing their customers throughout the Northeast, mid Atlantic and eastern Canada,” said William Herp, president and CEO of Linear Air, adding that Linear Air and Virgin Charter have a shared goal of growing the private air market by introducing new customers to the many benefits of private air travel. “Linear Air’s inclusion in this select network speaks to our outstanding service and safety record, of which we are very proud.”

“We are pleased to welcome Linear Air to our marketplace,” said Scott Duffy, CEO, Virgin Charter. “Our operator partners are selected for their exceptional safety and quality standards and Linear Air exemplifies this.”

About Linear Air

Linear Air provides point-to-point air taxi service with unprecedented access and affordability. Based in Concord, Mass., the Linear Air fleet includes the three-passenger Eclipse E500 business jet and eight-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan turboprop. Linear Air offers business and leisure travelers access to more than 500 cities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and eastern Canada from its bases in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. . Linear Air is a FAA-certified commercial air carrier that maintains a Gold safety rating from ARG/US, the leading independent safety auditor in the aviation industry. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-2-LINEAR


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