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Our Next Chapter: BlackBird is joining the Surf Air family

Feb 13, 2020 · 2 min read

We are excited to announce that BlackBird is joining the Surf Air family!

We started BlackBird to give people more freedom by making personal aviation more accessible and affordable, with the dream to one day make it cheaper than driving. Today, I’m excited to announce that we’ve taken another huge step toward making this a reality by joining forces with Surf Air. Together, we will transform the 50–400 mile mobility market.

What does this mean for you?

By combining Surf Air’s memberships with BlackBird’s marketplace our customers will have more options and flexibility to get anywhere they want to go. This is just the first step, over the coming months we will launch new markets and introduce more features as we work to become an indispensable part of your life.

We’ve come a long way

BlackBird was born from the fact my son has severe car sickness which means driving for more than a half hour is out of the question. Three years later the incredible BlackBird team has built it into the largest aviation marketplace and changed the way people travel. One of the most rewarding things for the team is to hear how it has impacted our customers’ lives and over the last few years we’ve heard some amazing stories. We’ve heard how families are able to stay more connected because visiting each other is easier, how parents can make it home instead of spending a night in a hotel because they have more flexible flight options and how family trips have been transformed into unforgettable adventures. We’ve been a part of marriage proposals, weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. The excitement and joy that people experience when they fly is why we do it and we’re thrilled to continue this mission.

We’re just getting started…

We’re off to an incredible start this year. We’ve added dozens of charter operators and hundreds of aircraft across the country as we continue to expand our travel network and provide more flight options for you.

Over the course of 2020, we will work to integrate the Surf Air and BlackBird brands, technology, and memberships to provide something uniquely special to our customers.

We’re excited for this next chapter and look forward to continuing to serve you!

Rudd Davis
CEO and Founder, BlackBird

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