FlairJet to manage Phenom 300 for Surf Air Europe
Surf Air has chosen FlexJet Europe to manage its European fleet of Phenom 300 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by FlairJet the UK operator FlexJet acquired last year.
“I see this as a very synergetic relationship with clear mutual benefits,” said Ray Jones, CEO of Flexjet.
Surf Air and FlexJet are both launching European businesses at the same time. Surf Air is adapting its membership model by adding light jets as well as Pilatus PC-12 aircraft which it uses in California. FlexJet, which offers fractional ownership and charter, has moved one Nextant aircraft over and is planning to add other types later this year.
“I am excited to forge this partnership with FlairJet, given that our business objectives to further expand European operations on both fronts align significantly,” said Simon Talling-Smith, CEO, of Surf Air Europe.
Flair Jet was the first European operator of Embraer’s Phenom 300.
“We have enjoyed a long relationship with FlairJet and Flexjet that embodies some of our most popular products. We have jointly pioneered many initiatives together that continue to reshape the market,” said Peter Griffith, senior vice president Sales, Europe, CIS & Africa at Embraer Executive Jets.
TAG Aviation Europe had been in discussions with Surf Air.