Eclipse Customer Rollout Delayed
DayJet, a new company that plans to pioneer point-to-point, on-demand service for business travelers with a fleet of Eclipse 500 jets, last week postponed a rollout announcement. A conflict in executive schedules caused the delay, DayJet's public-relations company, Schwartz Communications, told AVweb yesterday. No date has been set to reschedule the event. DayJet has said it plans to launch its service from Delray Beach, Fla., toward the end of 2006, "subject to receipt of the necessary government operating authority." The company says it has 239 Eclipse jets on order, with options to purchase 70 more. The company, founded by high-tech entrepreneur Ed Iacobucci, plans to serve more than 35 markets by the end of its second year of operations, with "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service tailored to the passenger's individual schedule and priced only slightly higher than full-fare coach airfares.