Ben Klein has replaced Uma Subramanian as CEO of Aero, the by-the-seat private jet service that recently suspended flights in Europe.
Aero has a new CEO, according to social media posts.
On its LinkedIn page yesterday, Aero posted, “Today we are recognizing our new CEO, Ben Klein, who contributes his time and talents both in the boardroom and on the flight deck. In addition to leading the company, Ben, who has been a pilot since he was 18, is a First Officer at Aero and recently flew a service from our private terminal at Van Nuys airport to Aspen/Pitkin County airport…”
He replaces Uma Subramanian, who held the position since March 2019.
According to his bio, Klein served as General Counsel from July 2021 until his promotion.
He was also named president of Aero in June and has been listed as a first officer since April.
From 2011 until 2019, he was a partner at Gross & Klein, LLP, specializing in “complex civil litigation and aviation law.”
Until this month, he was also an adjunct aviation law professor at San Jose State University.
In July, we reported that Aero quietly suspended its European flights.
It also dropped flights from San Francisco, although it has added Dallas to Los Cabos and Aspen from the Texas city.
Its website shows it is currently flying from Los Angeles to Los Cabos but has no flights to Sun Valley until December.
Last year, the company said it had raised $65 million.
Aero operates on a schedule but saves flyers time using private terminals.
Its ERJ135 jets feature just 16 seats in a 1×1 configuration, with one-way fares typically ranging between $1,000 and $2,800 per seat.
In June, it announced it was cutting prices up to 60%
Uber co-founder Garrett Camp founded the jet-sharing service.
A public relations representative did not respond to an email seeking comment.