“San Antonio has a rich aviation background and was part of the original ‘Golden Triangle’ created by Southwest to democratize the skies. Over 40 years later, RISE is on the way to connecting that same triangle by democratizing the private skies.”
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2016
RISE, the premium air travel experience for frequent travelers and those seeking an alternative to commercial flying, began service today to and from San Antonio. The Dallas-based technology start-up has crafted a new form of business travel that involves “sharing” business aircraft with RISE Members on scheduled flights. Other RISE cities include Dallas, Austin, and Houston (Hobby and David Wayne Hooks).
Starting with service to Dallas and quickly expanding to other destinations, RISE will enable its new San Antonio members to save time by skipping the hassles associated with commercial travel.
“Yesterday was Texas Independence Day and today, with the launch of RISE service, San Antonio can celebrate its independence from commercial air travel,” said RISE Co-Founder and CEO Nick Kennedy. “San Antonio has a rich aviation background and was part of the original ‘Golden Triangle’ created by Southwest to democratize the skies. Over 40 years later, RISE is on the way to connecting that same triangle by democratizing the private skies.”
Approximately 70-percent of our Members are transitioning to RISE from either traditional air carriers or their cars, meaning this form of travel is truly meeting an untapped need for professionals – not just restructuring the world of private aviation.
RISE leverages its proprietary software to match available business jet inventory with increasing demand while creating a unique and personalized RISE experience for hundreds of Members every time they fly.
RISE member, Matt McCrea, Principal Consultant at Avanza Consulting (Management Consulting) in San Antonio stated: “I am excited about RISE because, as an entrepreneur and father of four, it enables me to get my work done and be home in time to have dinner with my family. You can have your cake and eat it too.”
RISE is enabling the next generation of business travel. Using its proprietary software and systems, RISE provides its Members with private-plane access at the touch of a button at a cost that is 10x less than private flying. Over 70% of RISE Members are transitioning to RISE from traditional air carriers or routine road trips. RISE currently serves five airports in four cities with 60 flights a week and has plans to expand to six additional cities within Texas and beyond in 2016.
RISE ALPHA ®, LLC (“RISE”) acts solely as agent for the RISE Membership Group in arranging flights on the Group's behalf. RISE does not hold out to the public. RISE is not an operator of aircraft nor does it provide air transportation. Only FAA licensed and DOT registered air carriers will exercise full and complete operational control of the program aircraft. The foregoing is subject to additional terms and conditions contained in the RISE Program documents.