(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Nick Kennedy, founder of Rise Air recently joined Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team to announce the acquisition of Rise Air by Surf Air.   Thomson said he was honored to have Kennedy on with the big announcement.  Thomson said, “We’ve been excited about Rise Air and what they’re doing for business travelers since they launched.  Having the opportunity host Nick Kennedy for such an important announcement was an honor.”

Nick Kennedy - Founder of Rise Air

Nick Kennedy – Founder of Rise Air

Rise Air, in less than 2 years, became the second largest membership airline in the US.  As they combine with Surf Air, the new company is expanding routes and airports served.  Thomson added, “The Rise Air model of bringing private planes to busy business travelers is changing the way business travelers live on both a personal and professional level.  Until the emergence of Rise and Surf Air, flying private was only available at a very high cost.   Rise and Surf Air have changed the model. With a monthly subscription, a business traveler can enjoy private air travel but for a fraction of the cost of owning or leasing a plane.”

Kennedy will serve as region President the new combination of Rise and Surf Air.  Thomson added, “In our KRLD interview Nick goes into the exciting details of what the combination of Rise and Surf Air will mean. Without stealing a bit of Nick’s thunder from our interviews, I can tell you that the combination of these two exceptional companies will be very good news for business travelers.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH in Houston and from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas.