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Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection Not Connecting in Florida

Naples Connection hasn’t connected. The company that planned to launch air service between the Naples Municipal Airport and four Florida cities this year lost its operating certificate, putting it out of business. But the company, Twin Air Calypso Limited Inc., is fighting to get its certificate back.

“We are working on it,” said Joel Johnson, who was overseeing the Naples Connection start-up here.

Twin Air had planned to begin scheduled air service at the Naples Municipal Airport in October, offering four weekly flights to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Orlando using nine-passenger aircraft.

On Aug. 7, the Federal Aviation Administration revoked Twin Air’s operating certificate, determining that “an emergency exists related to safety in air commerce.” On Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified the Fort Lauderdale-based company that its on-demand air taxi registration was canceled and that it no longer could “directly engage in air transportation.”

For the complete story by Laura Layden on NaplesNews.com, click here.

Updated: December 22, 2012 — 12:58 PM

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