Ssshhh: DayJet’s Up And Running
DayJet, the largest customer for Eclipse 500 very light jets, has been quietly conducting revenue flights for more than a week as it shakes down the operation. Although there have been no official announcements about the commencement of air taxi operations, a column by James Fallows in The Atlantic.com spilled the beans and DayJet spokesman Jeff Benanto confirmed the operation to AVweb in an e-mail Thursday. “Right now DayJet is enabling a small number of members to use the system,” Benanto said. “The goal is to slowly ramp up to the point early next month when all the members can use the system.” According to Fallows' column, the first DayJet flight was more than a week ago from Boca Raton to Tallahassee and took 84 minutes. Because of the lack of direct flights between the two cities, a similar trip on the airlines would likely have used up much of the day and driving would have taken at least six and a half hours. Cost of the flight hasn’t been revealed but those sorts of details should be available soon.