It doesn’t come cheap. For $2,000 a month, Beacon will offer unlimited flights between New York and Boston, as well as two vacation hotspots — Nantucket and the Hamptons.
Three of Beacon’s four founders are vets of the airline startup world: They previously launched Surf Air, which has a similar subscription model for California flights.
But where Surf Air owned all of its planes, Beacon will partner with companies that already own and operate small aircraft.
CEO Wade Eyerly told CNNMoney on a recent flight with reporters that he realized the service had nothing to do with the planes. “It had everything to do with the time [fliers] saved.”
And that’s Beacon’s mission.
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