Linear Air Now Providing Vermont Business and Leisure Travelers an Alternative to Commercial Air TravelOn Demand Air Travel Company Servicing Vermont Regional AirportsConcord, Mass., September 15, 2008 – The cutback of airline routes and increased fares are fueling travelers search for viable options to traditional travel offerings. Linear Air, a provider of point-to-point air service from the mid-Atlantic region through eastern Canada, makes the travel experience easier and more enjoyable for those traveling to and from Vermont by leaving from and arriving at regional airports.This fall, there will be an estimated 20 million fewer seats on U.S. domestic flights, according to the Official Airline Guide. While the cutbacks are global, the U.S. appears to be bearing the brunt of the downturn, with a 7% decline in September and continued declines in both October and November. In the U.S., 32 airports will lose scheduled air service altogether. Riding on the wave of change in the commercial airline industry, Linear Air is actively promoting its services to Burlington International Airport, Edward F. Knapp State Airport (Barre/Montpelier) and Rutland Regional Airport.”Travelers around the country are rethinking how to get from point A to point B in an efficient way that allows them to maximize their business or vacation schedules,” said Linear Air CEO Bill Herp. “Linear Air recognizes the tremendous opportunity to serve Vermont travelers and ultimately save them frustration and missed business or vacation time resulting from inconvenient travel schedules. We fly where they need to, when they need to, right from a nearby airport.Linear Air serves 10 times more airports than the traditional commercial airlines serve and can provide direct and on-demand service for customers, saving the time, headache and expense of commercial airports. Trips are tailored to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. Arrival and departure times are based on the customer’s schedule, eliminating time spent waiting in airports and preventing additional hotel costs for overnight stays. Flights are pay-as-you-go and all inclusive, with no baggage or fuel surcharges.About Linear AirBased in Concord, Massachusetts, Linear Air provides point-to-point air taxi service with unprecedented service to more than 750 cities in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and eastern Canada. The Linear Air fleet includes three-passenger Eclipse E500 business jets and eight-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan turboprops. Linear Air is a FAA-certified part 135 charter operator that maintains a Gold safety rating from ARG/US, the leading independent safety auditor in the aviation industry. For more information, visit www.linearair.com(link is external) or call 1-877-2-LINEAR.
The Environment Protection Authority has released South Australia’s State of the Environment Report, making a number of recommendations to help safeguard South Australia’s environment, with a strong focus on preparing for a changing climate.The Environment Protection Act 1993 requires the Environment Protection Authority to publish a report on the state of the South Australian environment at least every five years.Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, said that the State Government was considering the EPA’s important report in detail.“This report provides a wealth of information about the challenges facing our state, that can be used to help shape government policy and actions in the future,” said Minister Speirs.“I hope that it will also stimulate discussion in our community about our unique and precious environment, and the steps that each of us can take to protect it.“One of the report’s key recommendations is that the State Government reviews its climate change response, ensuring that climate risks are embedded in all future planning and investment.”Environment Protection Authority Board Presiding Member, Catherine Cooper, added that that the report assesses the state and condition of South Australia’s major environmental resources and identifies significant trends in environmental quality, and shows that, while South Australia was doing reasonably well, in some areas there are serious challenges to be met.