Want the luxe exclusivity of flying private, without the portfolio-depleting private flight price? A new solution just flew into Dallas.
Aero, a “semi-private” jet service based in San Francisco, has expanded to Dallas with a new hub at Love Field. Operating out of a private terminal, Aero will offer “end-to-end, bespoke, white glove services” that will enable passengers to avoid long check-ins and crowded security lines for a “low-contact, low-stress journey.”
Aero will be flying custom-designed black Embraer ERJ135 jets with seating for 16 passengers and “highly personalized air travel service.” The direct flights will fly into private terminals in the destination cities, with “contactless check-in” and “crowd-free lounges” at both ends.
First flights head to Los Cabos
Starting April 21, Aero will launch its Love Field service with flights to Los Cabos, Mexico, at an introductory one-way rate of $1,000. Beginning May 18, flights to Aspen will begin at the same introductory rate.
Aero also operates its “shared charter model” out of private terminals in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The jet service also flies into Sun Valley, Idaho, from those terminals.
“We’re excited to offer our guests more options to fly with Aero,” CEO Uma Subramanian said in a statement. “We will continue to provide our guests with an unparalleled way to travel and we look forward to sharing the Aero experience with Texans.”
Expansion follows $65M capital raise
The expansion comes five months after Aero announced a $65 million capital raise, including a $50 million Series B funding round and $15 million in convertible notes, giving it a valuation of $300 million. The funding round was co-led by London’s AlbaCore Capital Group and returning investors Expa and Keyframe Capital, with new investment from Capital One Ventures.
All Aero flights in the U.S. are public charters operated by Aero’s wholly owned subsidiary USAC.
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