Linear Air Adds Another Route

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Linear Air, which calls itself "the leading very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi operator" -- although so far it is flying only Cessna Grand Caravans while awaiting delivery of 30 Eclipse 500 jets -- on Wednesday announced it is expanding its route structure again. The air-taxi firm is adding a new scheduled by-the-seat private air service between Manassas, Va., and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Manassas Airport is about 15 miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport. Linear Air has successfully run similar routes from its original base near Boston to nearby popular weekend destinations. The new service aims to attract vacationers and second-homeowners in the metro D.C. area who prefer a 90-minute flight to six to eight hours of driving. The new service will launch June 29 and continue through Labor Day weekend. Introductory pricing has been set at $219 per person each way.