Time to Move Up to Private Jet Service

A Concord, Massachusetts, air taxi service is unveiling an innovation that they say will cut the cost of personal jet travel in half.

Linear Air has announced it will begin passenger service aboard their new Eclipse 500 “very light jet” (VLJ) in mid-September. The company says it will acquire three more Eclipse 500s by the end of the year, and plans to have a fleet of 30 within two years.

The Eclipse 500 cruises at more than 400 miles per hour and carries four passengers and two pilots.

Linear Air currently has a fleet of Cessna Gran Caravan propjets and offers air taxi service to more than 500 cities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Canada and Caribbean. They also have a seasonal air taxi service to Nantucket from Boston and New York and to the Outer Banks from Virginia and North Carolina.

Linear Air has aircraft based at Hanscom Field outside Boston, Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, Manassas Regional Airport in Manassas, Virginia, and seasonally in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The company says the addition of the new VLJs will allow them to make private jet travel available to a wide range of business people with prices that are “not far above commercial airlines’ first-class or last-minute fares.”

So if you’ve been anxiously waiting to make the move to a private jet, now’s your chance.