Meet Our Company

My name is Jay Taffet, and I’m a long-time pilot and aviation entrepreneur.

I spent the last 15 years developing and operating a range of business applications in private air, and recently found the service I truly wanted to build:  A Southeast-based air shuttle service that combined the amenities and comfort of private air with the pricing of the airlines, so everyone could enjoy this world of travel!

I searched the aviation industry for the right operating partner to provide the jets, crew and scheduling, and found the perfect platform with Ultimate Jetcharters which had been operating their own air shuttle in the Midwest for several years.  I then looked all over the Southeast for the right market – a city that could benefit from a private air-style connection to a companion city – and landed on Columbia, South Carolina and a same-day shuttle route to Atlanta – Buckhead/Midtown.

I found a local partner in Columbia and, together, we attracted a dynamic group of area business and community leaders to the project towards funding the startup of the Columbia-Atlanta air shuttle service.  City-Connect found its home.

We hope you enjoy the service we’ve built for your city, and will become part of our passenger family for many years to come.  If you’ve never flown private air because of cost or opportunity, well, you don’t want to miss this. And you certainly don’t want to miss the admission price into this world of private air!



The private air experience at the cost of an airline ticket.

  • Private air-style daily shuttle service between Columbia SC and Atlanta - Buckhead/Midtown begins September 2020 (*Route pending DOT approval). 

  • 30-seat jet private charter bookings available now.

  • Based at City-Connect Air Center at Columbia Metro (CAE) and Signature FBO at Atlanta/Peachtree-Dekalb Executive Airport (PDK).

Operated by Ultimate Jetcharters, an ARG/US Platinum safety-accredited FAA Part 135 operator certified for scheduled, public charter operations under DOT Part 380.  Security screening complies with the TSA 12-5 Standard Security Program.

Columbia Metro Airport Office:

2404 Edmund Highway

West Columbia, SC 29170

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