NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flyblade, Inc. ("BLADE"), the fast growing, digitally-powered aviation company, announced today the launch of their second season of BLADEone, an innovative, by-the-seat jet service between Manhattan (or Westchester) and Miami that was first introduced in December 2015. Important refinements further amplify BLADE's unmatched customer experience which leverages mobile technology and a private network of six well-appointed lounges in three states enabling travelers to enjoy what truly is the next generation of jet travel. Flyers on the inaugural flight of the 2017 season will depart by helicopter on Thursday, December 1st from Manhattan's BLADE Lounge West directly to the side of the new BLADEone Jet and will arrive in Miami in time for the kickoff of Art Basel weekend. After the launch of the BLADEone program, service will continue on a weekly basis through April 16th, with flights departing Manhattan at 9AM on Friday mornings and returning from Miami Sundays at 4PM. Flyers also have the option of departing from or returning directly to Westchester for all BLADEone Miami flights. The New BLADEone This season, BLADEone will be utilizing a Bombardier CRJ 200 commercial airline jet that is typically configured to accommodate up to 60 passengers, but has been retrofitted for only 16 passengers. With only one seat on each side of the cabin, BLADEone flyers will have the added benefit of privacy during their flight, as opposed to the more communal atmosphere of a standard private jet, which is designed for interaction between close friends and colleagues. However, given the common area space afforded by the retrofit, passengers will also have the opportunity to socialize with other flyers, if they so choose.