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Direct2 Air jumps onboard as first KinectAir operator
Direct2 Air has become the first regional operator to sign up to KinectAir's booking app. It will provide flights across the Pacific Northwest of the US with a DA62.
Flyers can book Direct2 Air flights through KinectAir's app.

Bend, Oregon-based Part 135 operator Direct2 Air has signed up to a regional air mobility booking platform from KinectAir. The company, established towards the end of 2021, operates a twin engine, seven seat Diamond DA62.

“Direct2 Air has been working to cultivate a community of passengers that rely on our aircraft to enjoy their life to the fullest. But in order to scale that opportunity and optimise our own operations, we've sought out software that was purpose-built to enable and grow regional air mobility," says CEO Toby Woods. "The only provider with the unique combination of trusted aviation operations and software experience required to solve this issue in such a safe and regulated industry is KinectAir. It was a no-brainer, on learning how its software enables efficiency for Part 135 operators, to have our fleet integrated as the primary operator in its network.”

Providing service across the Pacific Northwest, KinectAir now covers revenue-generating, on demand private flights from Truckee, California to Vancouver, Washington and from Reno, Nevada to Seattle, Portland, and any of the countless regional airfields in between.

“At KinectAir we provide the software solution for Part 135 operators today to dramatically improve their operational efficiency and revenue. Our launch brings to market the software foundation, the enabler of the emerging advanced air mobility market,” says CEO Jonathan Evans. “The demand for private aviation has never been higher, and our software platform networks together the supply, demand and meaningful operational load inherent in aviation. We're thrilled to be operational in our home region and begin getting passengers accustomed to the platform they will use in the decades ahead to book point-to-point air travel.”

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