DayJet comes to Columbus

Columbus travelers now have another transportation option for their business trips.

DayJet Corporation has added Columbus to its service network, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based jet service company announced Wednesday.

Columbus will serve as a DayStop for business travellers. Planes will fly out of Columbus Metropolitan Airport to seven locations in the Southeast: Savannah in Georgia, and the Florida cities of Pensacola, Tallahassee, Naples, Boca Raton, Gainesville and Lakeland. DayJet has 45 regional destinations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Malcolm Murphy, DayJet manager of governmental and community affairs, said this will give local business travelers the alternative to fly to hard-to-reach regional markets without major airport hubs.

"At the moment, their travel options are to drive, to use limited air service or more importantly, not to do business at all," Murphy said. "DayJet is a business enabler."

DayJet planes do not run on a set daily schedule. It depends on demand, providing customized travel according to a passenger's time and budget requirements.

DayJet travelers are required to pay a $250 annual fee to fly.

Flight prices depend on destination and the flexibility of a passenger's schedule — not on when the flight is booked.

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