I normally don’t write about how much funding an app gets, but for some reason, this one peaked my interest.
BlackBird Air is an app that allows anyone to fly private, I would dare call it Uber of the Air but it really isn’t so I won’t. But it will allow you, for example, to fly from NYC to the Hamptons for $400 bucks or $500 for Denver to Aspen. The prices may sound steep but if you are flying to the Hamptons or Aspen that’s probably a bargain especially since you won’t have to deal with traffic and you’ll get there in under an hour.
It’s all done via their BlackBird Air app which is available on iPhone and Android Devices.
For more info visit http://www.blackbirdair.com
More details below:
> IT USES PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY TO OFFER SOPHISTICATED GROUP BOOKING
Using proprietary data and technology, Blackbird Air selects routes, sets schedules, sells individual seats, and lets users “air pool” to top destinations. By dynamically matching available aircraft with demand, the Blackbird Air app can digitally “crowdsource” flights and map potential routes that would benefit from its flights.
> IT OFFERS ALL THE BENEFITS OF PRIVATE AT THE COST OF COMMERCIAL
Blackbird Air aggregates the charter industry to assemble a virtual fleet of scaling size, ensuring every flight’s capacity is optimized. For customers, that means seats to popular destinations starting at $124. That’s comparable to a commercial flight, but without the bureaucracy and outdated systems.
> IT BRINGS THE JOY BACK TO FLYING
Travel should be as fast as flying and as routine as driving—but without the headaches. By circumventing traffic, long lines, hidden fees, and crowds, Blackbird Air combines the benefits of air and land travel to deliver a new way to fly.
> IT FLIES TO POPULAR DESTINATIONS
Blackbird Air flies to popular destinations that aren’t well served by commercial airlines. With access to 5,000 cities throughout the USA, it helps summer travelers get to where they actually want to go—whether that’s a vacation home in Key West or a ski resort in Aspen.