Business travelers will be able to fly direct from Westchester County Airport to Boston on a new service starting Oct. 1.
The flights, in Cirrus 3-passenger airplanes, will be run by two air taxi companies, Linear Air and Hopscotch Air. At first they will fly direct to Logan Airport near downtown. On Oct. 3, it will add round-trip flights to the Hanscom Field airport on Route 128 in Bedford, Mass.
The flights are designed to be one-day round-trip business excursions.
Andrew Schmertz, chief executive of Hopscotch, said the company had been running the direct flights on-demand, but decided to make it a regular service when they noticed this summer that they were getting calls for four or more of the flights each week.
Find flights at linearair.com/routes.
Here’s the announcement from the airlines:
New Air Taxi Service Launches the Only Scheduled Non-Stop Flights
From White Plains to Boston on October 1st
Getting to Boston is now as easy as hailing a cab
September 16, 2013- New York and Boston—For business travelers throughout Westchester and southern Connecticut, the trip to Boston no longer has to go through Queens (or a Queens
airport). Two transformative air taxi companies are teaming up to provide the only non-stop,
same-day roundtrip service from White Plains to Boston, at fares comparable with seven-day
advance purchase airline pricing.
Linear Air, a Boston-based pioneer of air taxi services, and Hopscotch Air, the New York
operator with a fleet of technologically advanced Cirrus air taxi aircraft, will begin scheduled,
roundtrip service from Westchester County Airport to Boston’s downtown Logan Airport on
October 1st, and scheduled, roundtrip service from White Plains to Boston’s Rt. 128 airport in
Bedford on October 3rd.
Bill Herp, the CEO of Linear Air, noted “Westchester County Airport is just minutes
from the homes and offices of thousands of people who fly to Boston each year. We never
understood why the airlines don’t offer non-stop service from Westchester. So we decided to do
it. Plus, the software platform we’ve created makes it easy for travelers to book their trips online
through Kayak.com, Hipmunk.com, or LinearAir.com, ensuring that buying these new flights to
Boston is as simple as booking any other flight.”
“We offer hassle-free travel to Boston,” Hopscotch Air CEO Andrew Schmertz said.
“No long airport lines, no delays, no crowded airline terminals, free parking. And, finally, no
stewing on the Triborough Bridge, trying to get to La Guardia.”
Dale Klapmeier, Co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, stated, “Those of us in general
aviation know well the benefits of flexibility and efficiency the Cirrus aircraft and this type of
service provides. Congratulations to Linear Air and Hopscotch Air for offering affordable
regional travel in a Cirrus to businesses and individuals who may not have considered this form
of transportation before.”
Because air taxi service is also available for on-demand flights, customers have the unique option of also booking flights at different times – any time! – that they might need to. “You
can fly on our schedule, or on your own,” added Herp. “Though it does cost a bit more when you
fly on demand,” noted Schmertz.
Passengers can book their flights directly at linearair.com/routes, and can choose from
on-field rental cars, taxicabs, black cars and public transit options at both Hanscom Field and at
Below is the October schedule:
White Plains – Boston – White Plains
Dep White Plains Ret from Boston Fare (all inclusive)
Tuesday 7:15A 5:00P $875.00
Wednesday 7:15A 5:00P $875.00
White Plains – Bedford – White Plains
Dep White Plains Ret from Bedford Fare (all inclusive)
Monday 7:15A 5:00P $775.00
Thursday 7:15A 5:00P $775.00
Friday 7:15A 5:00P $775.00
About Linear Air
Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Linear Air is a pioneering innovator of air taxi
services, connecting the traveling public with select operators of air taxi aircraft via our
proprietary software platform. Linear Air offers business and leisure travelers access to
more than 5,000 airports in North America that are conveniently located just minutes
from anywhere, using the most advanced and comfortable air taxi aircraft available.
With a nine-year history of leadership in the air taxi travel segment, Linear Air is proving
that air taxi can provide the benefits of traditional jet charter, but without the extravagant
prices. For more information, please visit www.linearair.com, call +1-877-2-LINEAR
(+1-877-254-6327) or email email@example.com.
About Hopscotch Air, Inc.
Hopscotch Air, a transformative FAA-certified air taxi service, delivers private aviation
at affordable prices. Hopscotch Air offers its air taxi service through efficient,
technologically-advanced Cirrus SR-22 aircraft. Designed to provide an alternative to
regional airline service and driving, Hopscotch Air currently serves hundreds of lightly
used airports throughout the northeast and Canada from its base airports in Long Island, Westchester, Boston and Stowe. For more information about Hopscotch Air, call +1-877-255-2HOP (+1-877-255-2467) or visit our website at www.flyhopscotch.com.