7/28/2008 - Dayjet Comes to Asheville
DayJet, a per-seat, on-demand air carrier, has added Asheville (N.C.) Regional Airport as a DayStop in its network. Asheville is one of 15 new destinations added by the carrier to boost its route map across the Southeast. DayJet flies point-to-point between regional airports and is primarily geared towards the business traveler who needs to participate in day-long meetings. Since its launch in October 2007, the company has flown more than 2,500 customer trips, totaling more than one million miles. DayJet flies the Eclipse 500 jet, piloted by two captains, and carries no more than three passengers. "We are extremely pleased to offer this option," said Asheville Director David Edwards, Jr., A.A.E., "DayJet's arrival means that Western North Carolina business travelers now have the ability to conduct same-day travel to major business centers, thereby strengthening our economy."