Shame, they had such a good idea and worked hard for it and I never got to use them, darn it.
9/30/08 Turbulent take-off for taxis
9/29/08 DayJet notified FAA's Washington Flight Standards District Office that it planned to stop flying 27 of 28 Eclipse EA-500 Very Light Jets in its fleet and laid off most of its work force on Sept. 19
9/19/08 Eclipse 500's approval by FAA faces congressional scrutiny
9/10/08 DayJet will book flights to Savannah and Macon; Boca Raton, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando, Pensacola, Miami, Naples, Sarasota, St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Tallahassee in Florida; and Montgomery, Ala. onlineathens.com 28 July 08 Headquartered in Delray Beach, the 9-month-old company flies a fleet of tiny airplanes that only have room for two pilots and three passengers each. It also has no set flying schedule; it relies instead on a proprietary computer system that builds new flight itineraries -- and prices -- each day, based on customer demands. orlandosentinel.com
16 July 08 DayJet Lands in Anderson County, GA.
9 July 08 To use the per-seat, on-demand service, DayJet customers must begin or end their trip at a DayPort. There are about 15 DayPort's in DayJet's service area, including Lakeland, Sarasota, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Miami, Naples and St. Petersburg. bizjournals.com
16/6/08 DayJet has signed a deal with the state and the Federal Aviation Administration to be part of a pilot program to test a system in Florida that ultimately will boost commercial airline traffic throughout the United States.
DayJet Founder, President and CEO Ed Iacobucci told BA that the company has revised its business plan to cover operations well into next year, but said "we're not making money yet. We need the scale to make the money." DayJet believed that the company would need 30-50 aircraft serving 20-30 "DayPort" markets to reach profitability.
7 May 08 Laid off nearly half its 260 employees this week as it was unable to secure $40 million to expand to a fleet of very light jets serving 20-30 fully-developed markets in the Southeast. DayJet, which is based in Boca Raton, Fla., flies business travelers among 45 smaller cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.