SATSair Air Taxi Posts Big Growth

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SATSair Thursday announced that its on-demand "air cab services" (or air taxi) finished 2007 with strong financials and growth, and that the trend has continued into 2008. From 2006 to 2007, SATSair grew its number of flights by 60 percent, operating more than 16,000 flights in 2007. The company has flown more than six million passenger miles since November 2004 and reports a 314-percent increase in flights taking place in Florida for 2006. The company says 2007 marked a shift in the way its services were used -- away from a more traditional role as a replacement for driving trips of two to five hours and toward use as a point-to-point vehicle and substitute for airline travel. The company operates new Cirrus SR22 aircraft, claiming a rate of three flights per day from its South Carolina headquarters.

SATSair currently serves more than 600 airports throughout the Southeast with nearly 90 percent of the company's business originating in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.