Boutique Air was founded in 2007 in San Francisco, California, by current CEO Shawn Simson, one of Google’s first employees. The company operates a small airline service, subsidized under the Essential Air Service Program.
Originally, the company operated flight on demand service, chartered flights, and pilot training. In 2013, the company received authority to fly commuter air flights from the Transportation Authority. Immediately the company began seeking permission and proposed flights under the Essential Air Service Program. As of 2016, the company has a fleet of 25 aircraft.
Today, Boutique Air has 14 scheduled routes, with non-stop flights being approved in 2016. Flights are available to 14 states and more than 30 airports. Company headquarters remain in San Francisco, California.