Memphis Receives New Airline Services

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A new airline has been started from Memphis to Indianapolis. It is launched by a startup airline OneJet. It will be providing easy access to several large markets in the midwest.

The new airline is providing service from Memphis International Airport to Indianapolis Mondays through Thursdays starting Monday, June 22.

The airline launched two years ago, and it offers regional business service to Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and now Memphis.

Matthew Maguire, chief executive of Boston-based OneJet, said, “This has been several months in the making as we looked at several different airports for our expansion.”

Maguire said that he expects strong demand for the Memphis-to-Indianapolis route.

FedEx Corp., the largest private employer in the Memphis area, operates a large hub in indianapolis. Delta Air Lines, flying a 50-seat jet, previously serviced the route until canceling it earlier this year.

Maguire further added, “What really attracted us to Memphis is looking back six to eight years. We can see what the demand was.”

OneJet is operating the flight with a nine-seat, twin-engine Beechcraft Hawker 400 jet.

The speed of the jet is of about 500 MPH and most legs take about an hour.

So far, the first week’s flights are 80 percent booked, according to airport offici… MORE

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