2007-10-07 - DayJet service startDayJet service starts officially
Erster Business-Jet-Verkehrsdienst gestartet<br /> On 3 October, DayJet Corporation announced the launch of the world's first "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service in Florida.
DayJet members which number more than 1,500 business travelers can now book just the seat they need aboard DayJet's fleet of Eclipse 500 very light jets (VLJs); customize travel according to their time and budget requirements; fly point-to-point between an initial five Florida DayPort airports; and return home in a single day. Prices start at a modest premium to equivalent full-fare economy coach airfares.
The service inauguration and grand opening of its first DayPort facilities in Boca Raton, Gainesville, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee were marked by a press conference. Joining DayJet President and CEO Ed Iacobucci were Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, Eclipse Aviation President and CEO Vern Raburn, Pratt & Whitney Canada President Alain Bellemare, and state and local leaders. The company also confirmed its plans to expand "Per-Seat, On-Demand" service within the next two years to dozens of additional DayPort locations across the Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
"We are embarking on a new era in regional transportation that, for the first time, brings the benefits of on-demand jet service to the average business traveler," said Ed Iacobucci, DayJet president and CEO. "Starting today, business travelers in the Southeast can have all the power in the travel relationship. They can decide how much their time is worth and dictate a travel itinerary that increases their productivity and enhances their quality of life. It took years of hard work and innovations to make this new service a reality. It would not have been possible without close collaboration with our partners at Eclipse Aviation, Pratt & Whitney Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, the State of Florida and our first DayPort communities."