DayJet Adds Three More Hubs

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DayJet has expanded its reach in the Southeast with the addition of Macon, Ga., Montgomery, Ala., and North Miami/Opa Locka Airports as “DayPorts”. The expansion brings to 10 the number of hubs operated by the “per seat, on demand” service, which began flying in October. The company uses Eclipse 500 very light jets on its flights to 45 small and regional airports in five southeastern states. According to the FAA’s aircraft registry DayJet now has 28 Eclipses. In a news release the company says its numbers validate its business model.

CEO Ed Iacobucci said in the release that he’s luring passengers out of their cars and into the air since airlines are abandoning smaller markets and shorter flights for efficiency. The rapid contraction of regional transportation options is causing many U.S. communities to become increasingly isolated,” said Ed Iacobucci, DayJet president and CEO. “Businesses in smaller communities regularly miss economic development opportunities and suffer productivity losses because of this growing isolation.