Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Surf Air, the "all-you-can-fly" airline that is looking to revolutionize private air travel, took to the skies last June and all indications are that the launch met or greatly exceeded everyone's expectations. Company Founder and CEO Wade Eyerly was interviewed by CNBC regarding the important milestone and he seemed confident that Surf Air will do for the airline industry what Netflix has done for the movie industry. (OK, that's great Wade but $1,650 is still a little bit more than $7.99 per month.)
Of course where would any entrepreneur (and their related disruptive business plan) be without a few naysayers? Former Continental CEO, Gordon Bethune, is among the list of skeptics who is questioning the wisdom of Surf Air's monthly subscription business model. In fact, he even used the P.T. Barnum "sucker" reference to make his point. Ouch. In spite of critics like Gordon, all signs continue to point to the company being successful.