Boutique Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
4B BTQ BOUTIQUE
Founded2007
Commenced operations2014
AOC #2B5A106N[1]
HubsDallas/Ft. Worth (Maintenance)
Fleet size26
Destinations4
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Key peopleShawn Simpson (CEO)
Brian Kondrad (VP, Business Operations)
Websitewww.boutiqueair.com

Boutique Air, Inc. is a commuter airline based in San Francisco, California. The airline offers charter services as well as scheduled passenger services subsidized under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. Boutique operates the second largest PC-12 fleet in the United States with 26 aircraft. In 2019, Boutique transported over 180,000 passengers.[2]

History

The company was founded in 2007 by Shawn Simpson, an early employee of Google. It was originally an aviation technology company before launching charter and passenger airline services.[3][4]

In 2013, it received commuter air carrier authority from the United States Department of Transportation.[5] Its first scheduled service was operated in 2013-2014 between Hawthorne Municipal Airport near Los Angeles and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. During that time, the company began submitting proposals to provide scheduled service to rural communities and regions under contract as part of the Essential Air Service program and began its first flights between Clovis Municipal Airport in New Mexico and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in July 2014. The company continues airline service to several cities and offers charter services throughout the United States.

Corporate affairs

The headquarters are at Suite 925 of 5 3rd Street, San Francisco.[6]

The headquarters were previously at 340 Pine Street,[7] and later in the Flatiron Building.[8]

Destinations

Main article: List of Boutique Air destinations

Airline agreements

Interline and codeshare agreements

United Airlines

Boutique Air announced a new codeshare agreement with United Airlines on May 23, 2018.[9] Customers can book their entire itinerary under a single reservation for through ticketing and baggage transfer to their final destination. MileagePlus members can earn miles on eligible Boutique Air flights. Since Boutique has a codeshare with United Airlines, passengers with United Club memberships can access the lounge even if they are not flying with United.

American Airlines

In December 2018, Boutique launched a new interline agreement with American Airlines.[10] Similar to the codeshare with United, customers can book all flights under a single reservation for flow through ticketing and baggage transfers to their final destination.

Boutique Car

In 2017, Boutique started a new rental car service called 'Boutique Car'. This service provides ground transportation options for communities that have no other options and complements Boutique's EAS proposals. One location currently utilize this service:[11]

Fleet

Boutique Air Pilatus PC-12

Boutique Air operates the following fleet:[12]

Aircraft In Fleet Passengers Notes
Pilatus PC-12-45 12 8
Pilatus PC-12-47 14 8
Total 26

Accidents and incidents

References

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ Huber, Mark. "Boutique Air Grows With PC-12s". Aviation International News. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/boutiqueair/videos/10150957102279069/%7Cwebsite= www.facebook.com|access-date = 2016-02-15))
  4. ^ "United States Department of Transportation Request for Information" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-22. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  5. ^ "Order 2012-11-32 Served: November 29, 2012 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY WASHI" (PDF). webcache.googleusercontent.com. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  6. ^ "Contact". Boutique Air. Retrieved 2019-06-09. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: Boutique Air, Inc. 5 3rd Street Suite 925 San Francisco, CA 94103
  7. ^ "Contact Us." Boutique Air. March 25, 2012. Retrieved on June 9, 2019. "Boutique Air, Inc. 340 Pine Street, Suite 503 San Francisco, CA 94104"
  8. ^ "Contact Us." Boutique Air. Retrieved on June 4, 2015. "Boutique Air, Inc. 548 Market Street ste 73298 San Francisco, CA 94104"
  9. ^ "Boutique Air - News 271". www.boutiqueair.com. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  10. ^ "FAQ". www.boutiqueair.com. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  11. ^ "Boutique Air". www.boutiquecar.com. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  12. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  13. ^ "Aviation Safety Network report on BTQ902 crash". Aviation Safety Network. 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-04-24.