18 DECEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 18 DECEMBER 2017

London City gains Surf Air

Surf Air celebrated its first flights from London City Airport to Zurich last week with members and special guests aboard its Embraer Phenom 300 business jet.

This new all-you-can-fly membership model allows travellers to fly as often as they wish on a growing route network. There is a one-time joining fee of £1,000. Thereafter, memberships are available from £2,550 per month. Surf Air ushers in complementary addition for frequent flyers at LCY as the airport marks its 30th birthday.

Operating from the private terminal, the London Jet Centre, Surf Air affords clients a super-quick, stress-free and discreet experience. Surf Air COO Peter Evans was in Zurich to welcome the maiden flight.  

He paid tribute to City Airport’s management team, especially new COO Richard Hill, for grasping the vision of this innovative model, which is well established in the US. 

Surf Air's move from Luton Airport, where Ibiza and Cannes launched in June, came in response to members’ wishes, said CEO Simon Talling-Smith, himself a former British Airways senior executive. 

At the Zurich launch, he confirmed the start of Pilatus PC-12 SETops commercial services from Zurich to Luxembourg, plus other European cities from next February. Surf Air’s operating partner is FlairJet, which pioneered Phenom 300 operations in Europe.


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