DayJet, a new 'on-demand' airline with very light jets

DayJet Corp. has officially launched its on-demand business airline that uses very light jets to shuttle people to five of Florida's regional airports.

DayJet began direct service to airports in Boca Raton, Gainesville, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee, selling individual seats to time-strapped business travelers who need to travel to smaller Florida airports and want to customize their flight itinerary.

DayJet plans to expand service within the next two years to locations across the Southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

With direct flights on three-passenger Eclipse 500 jets, DayJet says it can deliver people to destinations faster, and have them home the same day -- without the hassle of changing planes at larger, busier airports or driving several hours each way.

The airline has an "on-demand" online reservation system, which has no set flight schedule. DayJet's customers tell the airline where they want to fly and how much time they have to get there, and the company responds with a price.

One-way flights can range anywhere from roughly a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000.