Blackbird Links Santa Monica, Palm Springs

A new, air travel startup, Blackbird, said today that has launched new service between Santa Monica and Palm Springs, part of a expansion of the startup beyond its Bay Area roots. According to Blackbird, the startup, regional air service offers up flights starting at $124, and hopes to serve such destination which aren't well served by commercial airlines, such as Santa Monica and Palm Springs. The company's site also lists future routes that include flying between Palo Alto and Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, and Santa Barbara to San Diego. The company said it is aggregating the existing charter industry to provide the fleet for its services.