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Surf Air, members-only airline, to launch in August at McClellan Park

Santa Monica-based Surf Air, a members-only airline that serves a handful of California cities, announced Monday that it will expand its service to the Sacramento area this summer.

Starting Aug. 24, Surf Air said it will introduce service between McClellan Airfield at McClellan Park and airfields in Hawthorne, San Carlos and Santa Barbara.

Adding Sacramento is part of a 40 percent expansion of existing service in California, the company said. Other new routes include a May 22 launch of service between Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz/Sonoma County Airport and Hawthorne and San Carlos, and July 20 service between Monterey Regional Airport and Hawthorne and San Carlos. On Nov. 5, Surf Air said it will launch service between Palm Springs’ Bermuda Dunes Airport and Burbank and Oakland.

Surf Air said it plans to acquire five additional, new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to handle the 45 new daily departures, double its current capacity.

Surf Air memberships start at $1,750 a month, which entitles members to fly an unlimited number of times per month. Surf Air customers fly out of private terminals, avoiding delays associated with terminals at large airports with major commercial carriers. Surf Air service is geared to regional business and leisure travelers who fly frequently.

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