Thursday, July 27, 2006
‘Microjets’ may be the future of air travel
Planes would ease travel by flying on demand, using secondary airports
By Rob Lovitt
Planning a plane trip? Depending on when and where you?re flying, you may want to consider hailing a taxi instead. An air taxi, that is. Thanks to a fleet of ?microjets? set to hit the market, hopping a jet could someday be as easy as hailing a cab. Air taxis, of course, have been around for years. Geared primarily toward business travelers, most use turbo-prop planes and smaller airports to provide on-demand service for regional travel. Now, though, forward-thinking flyers are hoping “very light jets” (VLJs) may make such services feasible for the rest of us.