Surf Air, the tiny airline that sells ‘all you can fly’ passes for as low as $1,350 per month, will start service later this month to Hawthorne Municipal Airport near LAX.
After 18 months of planning, Surf Air finally took off on Wednesday, with flights from Burbank Bob Hope Airport to San Carlos Airport near San Francisco.
But no one bought tickets for the flights. That’s not how Surf Air works.
Instead, it operates on a subscription model. For a $500 initiation fee and around $1,650 a month, passengers can fly all they want on the airline’s fleet of Pilatus PC-12 single engine turboprops. Each plane is outfitted with six leather seats.
For now, that “unlimited” model is limited only by the fact that the airline has relatively few flights. It’s launching with just four flights in both directions between Burbank and San Carlos, which is also near Silicon Valley. In July, Surf Air will begin serving Santa Barbara with two daily flights from both San Carlos and Burbank.