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Surf Air Expands to the American Riviera; Adds Only Non-Stop Service Between Santa Barbara and Silicon Valley

Jul 10 2013 12:00AM


ThumbnailSurf Air (, the first all-you-can-fly luxury travel membership, expands service to Santa Barbara, Calif. today. Surf Air offers premiere service on executive aircraft between private air terminals for a nominal monthly fee.LogoTracker

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Today, Surf Air, the nation's first all-you-can-fly, membership-based private air service, added Santa Barbara to its daily schedule. The first flight departs Santa Barbara for the San Francisco Bay Area at 8:15 a.m.

"Surf Air's arrival in Santa Barbara is a game changer for my work with innovative startups and investors throughout California," said Founding Member Matthew Stotts. "Leaving my car and commercial airlines behind, Surf Air makes my travel up and down the California coast far faster and more productive. And now a weekend getaway to LA or San Francisco is just as easy."

Launched just one month ago, Surf Air is a new, convenient and affordable way to fly between the Los Angeles metro area, San Francisco Bay Area, and now the Santa Barbara area. For a nominal monthly fee, members have access to unlimited monthly intrastate flights on executive aircraft to and from private air terminals. In addition, members receive guest passes, invitations to exclusive member events and access to a first-class concierge service.

"I've very much been looking forward to Surf Air's arrival in Santa Barbara," said Founding Member Matthew Stotts. "I commute between Santa Barbara and San Francisco by car multiple times a week and Surf Air will allow me to be more productive while providing me with additional leisure time. I can't wait to leverage the service on weekends to visit friends in San Francisco and LA and for last minute getaways."

Surf Air members have the "all-you-can-fly" choice of 16 conveniently scheduled flights each day between three key California destinations. Surf Air plans to expand its routes throughout California and across the nation in the coming months*.

In June, Surf Air received its FAA Operating Certificate and a B round of funding led by Velos Partners and Base Ventures. Additional investors include Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, Structure Capital, actor Jared Leto, TriplePoint Capital, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, Gilad and Eytan Elbaz, Rick Caruso, Jeffrey Stibel and Jonathan Schreiber.

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About Surf Air
Surf Air is an all-you-can-fly private air travel membership that provides business and leisure travelers with exclusive, hassle-free air travel, saving valuable time and money. The company provides first-class service on executive aircraft to and from convenient local airports in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles metro area, with extended service to additional locations to follow. Operating out of local mid-sized airports, Surf Air offers an affordable and sophisticated travel experience for frequent regional travelers. For more information please visit

*Expansion pending receipt of certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation

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