Private Air Subscription Model Gains Interest, Poses Challenges

[UPDATE, June 7, 2017: Surf Air acquired Rise, a fellow provider of private air service. It intends to link its California flight network with Rise's Texas-focused operation. Surf Air will do away with the Rise brand name, and indicated "no immediate changes to either companies' flying experience." An "enhanced" booking platform is in the works. To fund the acquisition, Surf Air raised an undisclosed sum of equity financing from various private investors.]

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.