Membership airline considers flying into Lake Tahoe Airport


By Northern Nevada Business Weekly

A membership-based, all-you-fly airline hopes to add service to the Lake Tahoe market next year.

Surf Air, headquartered at Santa Monica, is signing up members for its first routes, which will link Palo Alto, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

But expansion into the Lake Tahoe market is one of the company’s priorities, says Wade Eyerly, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who is Surf Air’s chief executive officer, says the carrier hopes to tap a market of Bay Area residents who want to avoid the hassles of driving to second homes at Lake Tahoe.

The company expects to add Lake Tahoe service by early 2013. It expects to launch its first service in California this summer, although it still needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Eyerly, who founded the company with his brother, David, a licensed commercial airline pilot, says Surf Air executives haven’t decided which airport in the Lake Tahoe area the company might use. Possibilities include the airports at South Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

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  1. Hangs Ups From Way Back says - Posted: April 23, 2012

    lol…8 people ,Wow that’s going to pack the port ,maybe if they get bored they can hang around listen in on our fair city’s meeting since there’s plenty open seats!
    This be free for the full time frequent flyer.

  2. biggerpicture says - Posted: April 23, 2012

    As long as it isn’t on any of the city’s dime it’s all good with me. 8 might be 8 more than we would of had! Believe it when I see it.

  3. Hangs Ups From Way Back says - Posted: April 23, 2012

    Yes Bigger the World destination looking Better all the time!!

    Who in their right mind would fly this with a Pass?

    Someone needs to purchase a Bay Area Party Bus with full Wet bar,great wines(LIKE THE GIRLS GONE WILD WHEELS),drop you off at the Airports, so people can make it across the pond without all the detours for where the hell Lake Tahoe at?
    ‘How the hell can we get there?”

    Yes Sir ,we got Honky airlines flying up for the county pee test Pickup from rehab center for the courts, going to Redwood city,you might be able to hitch a ride Sir?

    You ever notice the Heavenly Valley memo about if your looking to come up the hill the best advice is to rent a car….Duh!

    Does this town really understand what LIGHT-rail system could do to boost this town bucks? It be unreal!PLUS WE HAVE A BETTER REASON TO GO DOWN THERE FOR THE DAY ,BUY SOMETHING COOL FROM SOME NICE SHOPS WITH INVENTORY.

    Then I remember all these GENIUS talking about a monorail from the y to the clubs.Is that funny or what?

    I DO BELIEF “las Vegas” WILL BE THE FIRST HIGH SPEED RAIL FROM L.A TO THERE IN THE COUNTRY.
    THOSE PEOPLE WANT YOU TO EXPERENCE A NEW THRILL IN ALL THE CATGORIES OF FUN ,BLOWING YOUR HARD EARNED CASH.

  4. Careaboutthecommunity says - Posted: April 24, 2012

    Looks like a sweet deal for those with a bit of change ;)

    http://www.surfair.com/

  5. Boone6651 says - Posted: April 24, 2012

    Tough pleasing our Lake Tahoe crowd, you all seem to find the negative in everything. More fun to focus on the positives, in life!

  6. 4-mer-usmc says - Posted: April 24, 2012

    Thanks Boone6651—I’m with you. Since none of us know when we’ll be tipping over and pushing up daisies it’s a real waste to spend whatever time you’ve got being so negative. John Lennon should have added to his lyrics that people try giving a positive attitude a chance. Fun and happiness are NOT highly over-rated at all.

  7. Hangs Ups From Way Back says - Posted: April 24, 2012

    The airport is Negative,hasn’t show a profit since PSA,air ca, Holiday, flew off into the sunset.That Davis bunch airline was nothing but a crack up.
    And they city hall out there even more of a joke that 3 eyed donkey.

    People worried about how much ball fields cost,bike trails,road repair, while the pink elephant eats the cash right out the community pockets.

    The town been waiting over twenty years for the airlines to return, brother if you haven’t figured it out by how you never will,even the larger cities struggle with airlines plus take a look at American airline ,going through bankruptcy.
    The reality reason why no commercial out fits don’t fly out here is the same disease this town got,pipe dreams that constantly drain the vault with nothing more than a puff smoke.
    There’s so many sticks in the mud ,no one knows which one to pull out first.

    ONE WORN OUT AIRSHOW DOESN’T COVER THE COST FOR KEEPING IT OPEN,AND THE DIRECTOR SHOULD BE MOWING THE GRASS OUT THERE GIVE SOMETHING TO DO BESIDES PICK THEIR NOSE.