Surf Air - Next Generation of Business Class

  • Feb 5, 2014 5:11am GMT
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The current airline industry is an ongoing study of the minimum possible quality that passengers will accept. This way each airline can deceptively increase passenger quantity while also decreasing overall quality. Although each airline offers compounding benefits for those frequent flying passengers to seemingly bear through their flight, no innovative efforts are made to increase the quality of the experience. Each frequent flyer is simply branded with a number which allows them entry into a different zone of discomfort. Forced into endless security screening lines and uncomfortable cost saving seats, airline travel has gone from an elite pleasure to an arduous chore.

Aiding in the passengers discomfort are the systems at the foundation of each airline, forcing customers to book flights through lengthy forms and crippled web pages, lacking the functionality that consumers have grown accustomed to in our innovative technical era. While passengers are living in the 21st Century, airlines are struggling to breakout out of their 20th Century systems in an attempt to improve overall customer experience.

While passengers are living in the 21st Century, airlines are still breaking out of their 20th Century systems in an attempt to improve overall customer experience.

Insert startup aviation company Surf Air, founded in Santa Monica, California, based on an idea to revolutionize scheduled air travel by utilizing seven passenger Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to complete short route service in California. Surf air utilizes an innovative pricing platform, allowing customers to pay a subscription fee to fly rather than paying per flight. Surf Air CEO Wade Eyerly affectionately compares their service to an all-you-can-fly buffet. This allows their customers the flexibility to travel between their four destinations on any flight with limited notice. With a booking system based on current technology and an adaptive team to support the system, customers are able to book flights and manage their account on any device in under thirty seconds.

Surf Air CEO Wayde Eyerly affectionately compares their service to an all-you-can-fly buffet.

Currently, Surf Air offers 18 daily departures from their four destinations, with four additional destinations soon to be made available, increasing daily departures. CEO Wade Eyerly is confident that his platform will be able to work well at 56 destinations nationwide. Initially launched in the beginning of 2012, Surf Air has received over 6,000 applications for membership to date. With increasing membership demand, Surf Air is continuously looking into attractive options to cater to these potential customers.

Surf Air has received over 6,000 applications for membership to date.

Current and Future Destinations:

  • Burbank
  • Hawthorne (LA Area)
  • San Carlos (SF Bay Area)
  • Santa Barbara
  • Monterey (Coming Soon)
  • San Diego (Coming Soon)
  • Lake Tahoe (Coming Soon)
  • Sonoma (Coming Soon)