Surf Air just raised $73 million and placed the order for 65 new Pilatus aircrafts to their fleet. We had an opportunity to interview President & CEO, Jeff Potter, of the nation’s first all-you-can fly private airline. The first 15 aircraft are being financed by a $65 million senior facility from White Oak Global Advisors, alongside an additional $8 million equity round from new and existing investors, bringing the total equity raised to $17 million.
For $1,599/a month, you can’t beat this all you can fly private jet service which flies to San Francisco, LA, Santa Barbara and Lake Tahoe– more locations to come. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out how to get a $500 discount.
Here’s what Mr. Potter had to say:
What’s unique about Surf Air?
Surf Air is the nation’s first all-you-can-fly private airline membership designed for frequent regional travelers in California. We currently provide scheduled daily service between Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe-Truckee, with weekend flights to Las Vegas through a partnership with Advanced Air. Surf Air members enjoy first class air travel on Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12s with a full concierge and thirty-second booking via member login.
No hassle, no hidden fees, no kidding! Need a rental car delivered upon landing or a corporate rate at a select hotel? No problem. Our aim is to democratize private air travel and put some fun into flying as well.
Who’s your target demographic?
Our target demographic is frequent regional travelers who want to save time and hassle in their commute for business or pleasure. We offer individual, corporate and family rates and plan the schedule and routes based on client feedback. Surf Air members are local business leaders from a wide range of industries or frequent flyers looking for a convenient way to visit their families or book weekend getaways. Members can network on-board or kick back and relax in executive seating designed by BMW.
Do you have any promotional opportunities we can share?
Due to high demand, Surf Air will be increasing its prices for new members who join after September 1, 2014. Until this time, we will be offering a $500 discount for Destination Luxury readers for the first month and a round trip guest pass upon sign up. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-704-2582 x 5 to learn more.
Thank you Mr. Jeff Potter for this interview. Coast through the skies with Surf Air before prices jump sky high on September 1st.