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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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Surf Air now accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum as payment

Subscription-based private charter company Surf Air has started accepting payments in cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum. The move marks the first time a travel provider has accepted the form of payment.

Effective from November 29, 2017, customers can use the currency to purchase Surf Air’s monthly membership offering. One Bitcoin can currently purchase five months of Surf Air basic membership. At the current exchange rate, prices for yearly membership tiers range from 7.3 Bitcoin or 156.2784 Ethereum for unlimited global membership – meaning unlimited flights – to 3.04 Bitcoin or 65.08032 Ethereum for unlimited California or Texas travel.

Sudhin Shahani, chairman and CEO of Surf Air, said, “Surf Air was built on the idea of disrupting and changing the way the world sources, purchases and accesses air travel, so it only makes sense that we would also be on the cutting edge of accepting disruptive and progressive forms of payment such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

“Similarly, Bitcoin users are a tremendously motivated community of early adopters. By creating connective tissue between these forward-thinking business models, I believe we’re molding the future for consumer-first, experience-driven commerce.

“We are focused on staying on the edge of technology as a way to provide the most progressive, secure and efficient air travel in the world. Digital currency has been on our radar from the very beginning and we are excited to provide our members with another quick and seamless way to do business with Surf Air.”

December 4, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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