Boston, MA- This summer, Metro Air is launching a new subsidiary, MetroAir Shuttle. MetroAir Shuttle will focus on the business commuter, hitting hot spots around the US. Featured destinations include Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Toronto.
The fleet will consist of 10 Boeing 737-600’s acquired from the former BlueSquare Airlines. The planes are currently re-fitted with all new seat-back entertainment, larger overhead bins for carry-on bags, and the industry’s fastest available in-flight WiFi to keep business travelers in the loop for the duration of their flight. The planes will have a total of 8 MetroAir Prime seats available, along with 100 Economy seats.
MetroAir Shuttle will have a total of 17 flights out of Boston Logan International (BOS), with destinations including; Chicago (ORD), New Yorks’ JFK, Toronto, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DCs’ DCA. While at MetoAir’s west coast hub, the Shuttle brand will have an additional 15 flights out of Los Angeles International (LAX), serving Las Vegas, Santa Barbra, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, San Jose, Fresno, and Bakersfield. Plans are in the works to serve the state of Texas as well, with flights out of Dallas (DFW) to Houston, Austin, San Antonio and New Orleans.
MetroAir’s Sean Mullineaux had this to say. “By flying bigger jets with a signature interior that includes more premium seating, Metroair will give customers more choice when selecting their onboard experience and better meet the demand among business customers. The Embraer 170 didn’t have the space for the desired outcome”. William Hogarth added, “With MetroAir Shuttle, we are now able to increase the total number of available seats by almost 39% to our most popular and profitable destinations. While increasing passenger comfort and business accessibility.
Reposition flights will begin on August 1st, 2021, out of Phoenix where the aircraft have been stored. Scheduled service will begin August 14th.