Air-taxi provider SATSair last Tuesday said it is soon expanding service to include Florida as part of the company's growth plan. Additionally, SATSair placed an order with Cirrus Design for 50 Cirrus SR22s and options on 50 more. "We're excited about expanding our fleet and service area to include Florida," said SATSair President and CEO Steve Hanvey. "The decision was customer-driven. We've had a tremendous interest level from people living in Florida; so starting November 1, we can now provide point-to-point, on-demand service to them at over 100 airports throughout the state."
Deliveries are already underway, and by early next year SATSair will have its first 50 aircraft from this order. To facilitate the expansion, the air taxi is hiring pilots, mechanics and customer service reps across the eastern U.S., including more than 300 in South Carolina and Florida. "In addition to the initial 10 aircraft we will be placing in Florida right away, we will be increasing aircraft in key parts of our established service area to meet growing demand," said Hanvey.