New Air Taxi Partners FlyADVANCED & OpenAir Join Linear Air’s Online Marketplace for Air Taxi
June 25, 2014- Bedford, MA- Linear Air announced two new partners joining its growing Air Taxi marketplace resulting in an expanded national service area. As FlyADVANCED, with its base of operations in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and OpenAir based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, bring more aircraft into the network, Linear Air will augment its Northeast service by offering regional air taxi flights throughout the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. areas. All of the expanded air taxi flights will be available on hipmunk.com and KAYAK.com, Linear Air’s travel search partners for connecting air taxi to a nationwide audience of travelers.
“Partnering with FlyADVANCED and OpenAir offers air taxi customers more routes, more aircraft, and more availability,” said Bill Herp, Linear Air CEO. “Our goal is to grow our current marketplace throughout the U.S., offering customers a flight anytime, anywhere. These partnerships are an important step toward realizing that goal.”
Hopscotch Air, a premier partner of Linear Air since 2012, and their fleet of Cirrus SR 22 air taxi aircraft, partnered to launch the online air taxi marketplace servicing primarily Boston and New York travelers. “The partnership with Linear Air is a proven success,” says Andrew Schmertz, CEO of Hopscotch Air. “It’s driven sales, expanded our marketing footprint, and provided additional support to our company. All of this translates into more customers served and happier customers.”
“We are excited to embark on this partnership with Linear Air to offer air taxi flights on our Cirrus aircraft to locations throughout the Northeast” said Ben Hollander, Director of Charter Operations for FlyADVANCED. “This partnership will expand our reach as a company to offer safe, easy, and affordable travel options.” OpenAir President Michael Klein adds, “we have watched Linear Air’s marketplace grow over the past year and we are truly excited to be a part of their growing network. We believe that this partnership will expand OpenAir's reach and abilities, and our clients will benefit from broader booking capabilities.”
Launched in 2013, Linear Air’s digital marketplace connects customers with available air taxi inventory across the operator network. What Open Table did for restaurant reservations, and Uber is doing for car service, Linear Air is doing for air taxi. As visitors search for flights on the Linear Air site, or one of their travel search partners KAYAK.com and hipmunk.com, proprietary software matches the most suitable aircraft in the network to each flight search - in real time.
Customers can search for and reserve their air taxi at www.linearair.com, www.KAYAK.com, and www.hipmunk.com. Air taxi flights are flown on the most cost-effective and most technologically advanced aircraft in the general aviation industry.
About Linear Air
Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Linear Air is a pioneering innovator of air taxi services, connecting the traveling public with select operators of air taxi aircraft via our proprietary software platform. Linear Air offers business and leisure travelers access to more than 5,000 airports in North America using the most advanced and comfortable air taxi aircraft available. With a 10-year history of leadership in the air taxi travel segment, Linear Air is proving that air taxi can provide the benefits of traditional jet charter, but without the extravagant prices. For more information, please visit www.linearair.com, call 1-877-2-LINEAR, or email info(at)linearair.com.
About Fly Advanced
FlyADVANCED offers a full range of aircraft services; from last-minute air taxi services, to large cabin worldwide private jet charter or hangar parking and fuel services. With locations at Historic Wings Field in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, along with facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and now Wilmington, Delaware, FlyADVANCED is the leading Cirrus Platinum Training Center and the largest Cirrus Factory Authorized Service Center in the US. For more information, please visit www.flyadvanced.com or call 1-215-646-0400.
About Hopscotch Air, Inc.
Hopscotch Air, a transformative FAA-certified air taxi service, delivers private aviation at affordable prices. Hopscotch Air offers its air taxi service through efficient, technologically advanced Cirrus SR 22 aircraft. Designed to provide an alternative to regional airline service and driving, Hopscotch Air currently serves hundreds of lightly used airports throughout the northeast and Canada from its base airports in Long Island, Westchester, Boston, and Stowe. For more information, please visit www.flyhopscotch.com or call 1-877-255-2HOP.
OpenAir is an Air Taxi, Air Charter, and Aircraft Management company based out of one of Washington DC’s closest general aviation airports - the Montgomery County Airpark. Established in 2005, OpenAir has been one of the nation’s leaders in Cirrus Air Taxi service serving the Eastern US. OpenAir’s mission is to offer the general public and business traveler an alternative to the frustrating, time consuming and customer un-friendly airline model. For more information please visit www.FlyOpenAir.com or call 1-800-940-2FLY.