Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., operating as Naples Connection, plans to begin scheduled air service between Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities beginning Oct. 22. The company, which has flown between Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas since 1954, intends to offer four weekly flights each to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West and Orlando using high-capacity nine-passenger aircraft. Two pilots will crew the jet-prop Cessna Caravan aircraft.
“Naples Connection will initially base two aircraft at Naples. One will provide backup and on-demand air taxi service, something that is badly needed to Tallahassee during the legislative session,” said Ted Soliday, executive director of the City of Naples Airport Authority. “We think there is demand for commuter air service from Naples to these Florida cities, and Naples Connection also will offer flights to the Bahamas through Ft. Lauderdale.”
Naples Connection will announce fares and schedules in September.
Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avstar Aviation Group Inc. According to the company’s website,www.flytwinair.com, most of its employees have been on board for 20 years, are highly experienced and have contributed to the company’s growth.
Naples Municipal Airport, a certificated air carrier airport, is home to flight schools, air charter operators and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, car rental agencies and the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or from federal and state grants; the airport receives no property tax dollars. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the airport accommodated more than 84,000 takeoffs and landings. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s economic impact to the community at more than $273 million annually.
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