Air Connect provides a full-range of services to communities and prospective business owners interested in establishing a scheduled, ground-based transportation business connecting to air and rail transportation hubs.  Clients can choose any or all of the following services, depending on their needs.

Will it work? Does it make sense?

» Provide research and analysis of community needs and the potential for business.
» Assist with securing funding, if feasible.

Ground ready...

» Provide full business plan, operations manuals, management and operational software, training and marketing to be fully functioning on day 1.
» Develop contract relationships with local organizations for charter services.
» Secure code-share relationship with Amtrak and Greyhound, where appropriate.
» Establish relationships with governments and agencies to boost marketing and operations.

National Reservation System

» Participate in Air Connect national reservation system.
» Subscribe to web-site and/or smart phone app.
» Gain on-going, ever-expanding national exposure and support.


With the changing realities of airline and other transportation options, Air Connect seeks to maintain and expand a community's connection to major airline and rail hubs.  With its focus on shared, scheduled service it contributes to preserving resources while providing comfort, dependability and convenience.  And by creating a locally owned and operated business, profits and resources stay in the community.

The Air Connect Model

» Connect communities to airports/ Amtrak hubs.
» Provide convenient, dependable, scheduled service.
» Go green... save time, energy and resources.
» Make it local... provide jobs, grow economies.

Building Success on Experience and Vision

Founding partners John Presburg and Heidi Thompson bring a unique depth of expertise in turning vision into reality.  In six years they have grown a business from an idea to an established, profit-making, ever-expanding enterprise.  Air Connect's model provides a proven, viable solution for communities and airports to address the changing reality and environment.  Let Air Connect work with you to build a business that will allow you to hit the ground running! 

Who Are We?

Air Connect is built on the experience and vision of its founding partners and on BayRunner Shuttle, their successful business connecting 12 Maryland communities to BWI Airport and BWI Amtrak.

John Presburg

John Presburg combines over 35 years of experience in the airline industry (from managing operations to opening new routes to CEO), and six years experience founding and operating the Maryland based Bayrunner Shuttle. He brings his entrepreneurial expertise, reality-based vision and multi-level transportation experience directly to your business and community. John is a former associate of the Boyd Group.

Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson has over 25 years experience developing PC-based business solutions, from creating energy management and green solutions for Johns Hopkins University to improving operating efficiencies and performance analysis for T. Rowe Price. Her work automating operations for BayRunner Shuttle has brought a fine-tuned edge that has allowed management to expand the business with a consistent 20% annual growth rate.

Their model creates a convenient, scheduled airport connection for local businesses and residents, while boosting local economies and providing a green alternative.