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New airline service planned for Jacksonville

A new airline service is being planned to start operations out of Jacksonville International Airport.citylinkairsmall City Link Air, Inc. (, workingcitylinkair with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority is anticipating starting direct air service from Jacksonville to a number of underserved cities. President and CEO Joshua G. Newsteder wants to be able to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The cities on his schedule include Pittsburgh; Islip, N.Y.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the future, more destinations will be added, including Louisville, Ky.; Toronto; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; New Orleans, Kansas City, Mo. The company also intends to provide seasonal travel to Cancun, Mexico, San Jose,, Costa Rica, and Havana, Cuba (provisional).

Newsteder said he intends to provide safe, reliable world-class service, which will include free WiFi and a complimentary meal on longer flights as standard.

The airline is currently seeking investors for startup capital.

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