NAPLES, Fla.- More flights are en route to Naples Municipal Airport. A new carrier is moving in this fall, with plans to offer non-stop flights to some of the state's top destinations.
The new airline is called Naples Connection. It will soon offer scheduled flights four days a week to Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Key West.
"This is the first one that says it wants to do it on a regular, virtually scheduled basis," said Ted Soliday of the Naples Airport Authority.
Naples Connection is owned by Twin Air Calypso Limited, Inc, an air carrier out of Fort Lauderdale. Aside from direct flights to four Florida hubs, the airline's also offering connections through Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.
"A person would be able to board an airplane in Naples at 8 a.m. in the morning, and be on the beach in Marsh Harbour or Harbor Island by 3 or 3:30 in the afternoon," Naples Connection CEO Clayton Gamber said Monday.
The airline will post fares and flight schedules by September, with plans to take off by the end of October. While they're starting small, the Airport Authority has high hopes.
"They're going to bring a second aircraft in and they are prepared to watch the market and talk to our people and help them understand where people want to fly," Soliday said Monday.
The Naples Airport Authority announced back in June that they were in talks with JetBlue about possible flights from Naples to New York. The Airport Authority did not have an update on the possible partnership on Monday.
- Body of autistic boy vacationing in Fla. is found
- Fla. Gov. will veto 3 percent college tuition hike
- Fla. gov. steps up pace on signing death warrants
- Consumer group flags high SPF ratings on sunscreen
- Hundreds of bikers honor military with Freedom Ride 2013
- Click it or Ticket campaign begins May 20th
- Friends Mourn Friend Killed in Motor Scooter Crash