Articles tagged “surf air”

The Quick Descent of Surf Air

The Quick Descent of Surf Air

Grant Martin, Skift

Subscription-based Surf Air's troubles make us question whether the traditional model of airlines and fare pricing can ever be disrupted.

6 months ago

Membership Airline Surf Air Faces $3.1 Million Lawsuit for ‘Unpaid Flight Services’

Membership Airline Surf Air Faces $3.1 Million Lawsuit for ‘Unpaid Flight Services’

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Whatever the merits of the case, this isn't a good look for Surf Air. We'll have to wait and see what kind of impact the allegations have on the company.

6 months ago

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Colin Nagy, Skift

The rise of the so-called Brexpat, those who will commute from London to jobs in European financial hubs, is a prime opportunity for Surf Air as it expands in Europe.

1 year ago

The All-You-Can-Fly Jet Service That May Have Found the Secret to Success

The All-You-Can-Fly Jet Service That May Have Found the Secret to Success

Colin Nagy, Skift

There have been so many startups trying to solve problems of frequent flyers and found little success. Surf Air's modest yet competent approach may be the solution some have been looking for.

2 years ago

A New Group of Startup Airlines Attracts Fancy Flyers With Subscription Fees

A New Group of Startup Airlines Attracts Fancy Flyers With Subscription Fees

Roya Wolverson, Quartz

Some of these new breed of startup airlines have a real chance of making it because they are filling a need that larger airlines have ignored or squandered.

4 years ago

Surf Air’s Ex-CEO Starts Rival Subscription Airline Service

Surf Air’s Ex-CEO Starts Rival Subscription Airline Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Are subscription airline services such as those from Surf Air, Rise and the soon-to-be-launched Beacon ripe for consolidation given the close ties among co-founders? OK, we're kidding. First we'll have to see if there is even a market for the membership model in aviation.

4 years ago

Membership-based Surf Air gets FAA clearance, $7 million venture funding

Membership-based Surf Air gets FAA clearance, $7 million venture funding

Startup business traveler focused service like Blackjet, Arrow and now Surf Air are trying to reinvent the private flying model, competing on pricing+ convenience with commercial business and first class travel, minus he big airport hassels.

6 years ago