Dayjet Opens Here Offers Flexible Service To 45 Cities
Written by Risa Polansky on February 28, 2008
By Risa Polansky
Local business travelers yearning for a private jet for quick regional jaunts now have access to the next best thing, DayJet officials say.
The Boca Raton-based company opened a port this week at Opa-locka Executive Airport, creating local access to 45 communities in the Southeast through "per-seat, on-demand" jet services.
Should a local businessperson need to get to another area city to check on a project or close a deal, he could book a seat based on his own needs — DayJet doesn’t run scheduled flights.
The more flexible the traveler’s needs, the cheaper the seat.
It’s "business jet travel for the rest of us," said Vicky Harris, DayJet’s marketing director. "It’s a very utilitarian form of business jet travel that is affordable."
For example, a seat from Miami to Savannah could run about $414 should the traveler allow a large time window to catch the flight.
The business is to create a $10 million economic impact in Opa-Locka and Miami-Dade County its first three years and is expected to generate $10 million annually after that, Ms. Harris said.
It should create up to 10 jobs in Opa-Locka and more than 2,000 across the Southeast.
The service is also a "productivity booster for the business community," she said, allowing for efficient regional travel and eliminating the need to stay overnight in other cities because of restrictive airline schedules.
A longer-term impact, Ms. Harris said: DayJet’s presence could be an incentive for businesses to set up shop in Miami-Dade.
The company, she said, "is about economic development."