Surf Air acquires BlackBird aviation marketplace

Surf Air, a membership-based air mobility platform, has announced the acquisition of BlackBird, an online aviation marketplace, the company said.

With this acquisition the company has created Surf Air Mobility Corporation, whose mission is to transform the 50-400 mile mobility market. Surf Air Mobility Corp aims to make flying a viable alternative to commercial airlines and driving on short routes.

Acquisition of three-sided aviation marketplace results in creation of first full stack air mobility platform broadening access to scheduled, on-demand and shared on-demand flights.

Surf Air is a shared private aviation company that has raised more than USD 125 million to date in venture capital funding. Focusing on scheduled short-haul flights across California and Texas, the company offers frequent flight options similar to commercial airlines but with the premium experience of private travel.

BlackBird connects passengers, private plane owners, and charter operators. All flights are operated by F.A.A. certified, Part 135 operators.