Surf Air buys online private aviation marketplace BlackBird Air; Creates Surf Air Mobility Corporation

Surf Air raises $200 million

The new entity wants to ‘transform’ the 50-to-400-mile mobility market

50% of all flights are under 500 miles, it says

BlackBird was recently under FAA scrutiny

Surf Air has been trying to fly past liquidation of its European arm, a lawsuit with a former operator and IRS tax lien

Plans call for phasing out the BlackBird Air name

Los Angeles-based Surf Air said it has acquired BlackBird Air, an online aviation marketplace that has been under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Authority.

JetClass launches Bern flights after SkyWork bankruptcy

JetClass is carving a niche in semiprivate private jet flights in Europe

 

Following last week’s bankruptcy of Swiss airline SkyWork, JetClass announced it is starting by-the-seat private jet flights from Bern, Switzerland. JetClass said it has put in place a new on-demand service, accessible through www.jetclass.com/bern, that utilizes the company’s AI-powered software to match passengers with the next available scheduled shared private jet flight. 

Surf Air files $10 million counter claim against Encompass Aviation alleging interference (Read the full filing)

After being sued by deposed operator Encompass Aviation for at least $3 million and being hit with an IRS tax lien for nearly $2.4 million, Surf Air is now alleging that its former provider not only ran a poor operation but that it was attempting to have Surf Air management ousted

 

Surf Air has filed a countersuit against deposed operator Encompass Aviation alleging it was to “unable consistently service its scheduled routes” and also that it tried to interfere with a key investor and the lessor of its aircraft with the aim to have management ousted. 

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