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Hopscotch Air Marks 10th Anniversary, Launches New Membership-Only Service

January 3, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 3, 2019--Hopscotch Air, the transformative FAA certified air taxi service, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this month and is debuting its new membership-only service.

“It’s a true milestone to mark ten years of providing private, on demand air travel to consumers who before could never use private aviation,” said CEO and co-founder Andrew Schmertz. “When we began we were constantly told there was no market for a regional, on demand service using small planes. But last year we performed well over a thousand revenue legs. We’ve shifted the paradigm of thinking about air travel.”

Hopscotch Air, which primarily flies from airports in Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey, has redefined regional travel by providing an affordable alternative to spotty airline service and challenging driving conditions. The company flies a fleet of Cirrus SR22 and SR20 aircraft, considered among the most technologically advanced, general aviation airplanes flying today.

As part of the company’s anniversary, Hopscotch Air unveiled a change to its primary business model. On January 1, Hopscotch will become a member-only airline. “More than 83 percent of our passengers in 2018 flew more than three times,” Schmertz commented.

“By focusing on our frequent travelers we can provide more consistent service and better manage capacity vs demand because, in the spring and summer travel season, demand far outpaces our capacity,” said Lisa Baez, Vice President of Customer Experience.

The Hopscotch ClubScotoch Membership is a modest $325/month and customers then have access not only to the Hopscotch Air fleet but to our customer experience team, which can arrange a suite of travel options.

ABOUT HOPSCOTCH AIR, INC:

Hopscotch Air, Inc., a transformative, FAA-certified air taxi service, launched in January 2009 to deliver private aviation at affordable prices. Headquartered in New York, Hopscotch Air flies a fleet of technologically advanced and efficient Cirrus aircraft and serves hundreds of lightly used airports from its bases in Westchester, NY, Long Island, NY, and Trenton, NJ. For more information about Hopscotch Air contact us at 877-255-2HOP or email us at info@flyhopscotch.com.

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CONTACT: Andrew Schmertz

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917-921-1116

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SOURCE: Hopscotch Air, Inc.

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