Surf Air, the airline that has sparked thousands of complaints from Midpeninsula residents who said its turbo-prop planes are extremely noisy, is expanding its service to the San Jose International Airport, the company announced March 28.
The airline, which offers unlimited flights for a monthly fee of about $2,000, has scheduled three daily round-trip flights on weekdays between San Jose and Hawthorne, near Los Angeles, starting Monday, April 4.
The airline will operate out of the new Signature Flight Support facility at San Jose airport, a general aviation facility that doesn't require passengers to go through security checks and features amenities such as freshly baked cookies and muffins, popcorn, fresh fruit and showers, according to its website.
Surf Air President and CEO Jeff Potter said the addition of San Jose to Surf Air's schedule does not currently mean fewer flights in and out of San Carlos. "However, the San Jose and San Carlos markets do have some overlapping benefits for members, so we plan to evaluate further once San Jose matures and we understand the market demographics better," he said.