Surf Air (URF, Santa Monica) and electric seaglider developer Regent Craft (North Kingstown) are collaborating to establish a seaglider base in Miami for passenger services slated to start in 2027 on routes from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and the Caribbean Islands.

According to a joint statement, the partnership builds on the existing relationship between Regent and Surf Air subsidiary Southern Airways Express (9X, Memphis International).

They said the Miami-based seaglider operations can potentially serve around 1.5 million passengers annually, connecting coastal destinations and transportation hubs, including Miami International and Port Miami.

As a commuter carrier, Surf Air aims to leverage its existing passengers and industry relationships to quickly bring Regent seagliders to the market and expand the operation to complement its existing route network, commented Surf Air Mobility Chief Executive Officer Stan Little.

Surf Air recently acquired Southern Airways Express, which will take delivery of the first 12-passenger Viceroy seaglider under their Mokulele Airlines brand.

Combining the speed of aircraft with the convenience of boats, seagliders will operate exclusively over water, serving coastal and island communities, using existing dock infrastructure to carry passengers and goods up to 289.6 kilometres.