Melbourne startup Airly taking cues from US counterpart SurfAir to launch a private airline for movers and shakers

- January 19, 2016 4 MIN READ

Airly is set to launch what they call a ‘hybrid’ airline for high-flyers; your CEOs and managing directors. It will essentially work through a subscription model, with clients paying a one-off $1000 joining fee and then a minimum of $2500 a month for unlimited flights between Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra on an 8-seater King Air 350. With the startup set to launch with three planes, it will offer 54 flights a week between the three cities, with the stability of membership fees helping ensure that each flight jets off whether it’s flying full or with just one passenger.