DayJet will upgrade the status of St. Lucie County International Airport if the community can pool 50 people to become members of the Boca Raton-based air taxi service.
Officials from DayJet have been meeting with business groups to discuss reclassifying the airport from a daystop to a dayport, a move that would allow those using the service out of Fort Pierce airport to have a direct link to 60 other airports in the southeast. The airport, along with groups like the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, have been behind the effort to gauge community interest in expanding the DayJet service on the Treasure Coast.
St. Lucie International now is listed as a daystop by the company, which means customers can fly directly from Fort Pierce to the 14 designated dayports.
Another benefit of being a dayport is that it´s cheaper to fly out of one than out of a daystop, said Malcolm Murphy, dayport deployment manager for DayJet.
Members must agree to fly at least four times a year on company Eclipse 500 very light jets at a rate of $ 1 to $ 3 a mile.
According to Tcpalm.com