General Aviation Surf-Air opens European hub in London City

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The California-based airline Surf Air has announced plans to open a new European base in the Jet Centre at London City Airport. Surf Air, which launched operations in the UK in June, will connect the City Airport with Zurich.

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The weekday connection should attract business travelers. In addition to the London connection, Surf Air plans to expand operations in Zurich with connections to Luxemburg (February 2018) and Munich (March 2018).

"The Surf Air business model adds an exciting new offer to London City Airport's time-poor business travelers, to complement our extensive airline network." Said London City's chief commercial officer, Richard Hill.

Surf Air commenced operations between London Luton and Ibiza in June 2017. The carrier offers an all-you-can-fly concept for paying members. For a monthly fee, members can fly as much as they want and just need to be at the airport 15 minutes before departure. Surf Air operates a fleet of Pilatus PC-12NG with 8 business class seats and Embraer Phenom 300 with 6 seats.

Surf Air was founded in 2013 in the US and offers 90 daily flights between 12 Californian airports. Currently the carrier operates a fleet of 12 aircraft in the US with orders and options for additional 65 Pilatus PC-12NG. In October 2017 Surf Air announced the sale of its 5000th membership. The carrier offers a membership that provides all-you-can-fly in both the European and US networks for around 3500€.

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