Fred Reid

Senior Advisor to the CEO and Co-founder

Surf Air Mobility

Senior Advisor to the CEO and Co-founder

Fred Reid is an experienced global leader, executive, and board director. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the CEO and Co-founder at Surf Air Mobility, a membership-based private plane operator.

In a career that spans three decades, Fred guided the launch of Virgin America as founding CEO, served as president and COO for both Delta Air Lines and Lufthansa and headed fractional provider Flexjet. He was also the president of eVTOL startup Wisk, which is a partnership between Boeing and Kitty Hawk that is developing the Cora eVTOL aircraft. Most recently, Fred was previously the global head of transportation for Airbnb, as a member of the executive team charged with enabling comprehensive transportation and itinerary management offerings on the platform.

Fred was a founding member of venture capital firm, Thayer Ventures, and still serves on the Board of Advisors as a Limited Partner.