Airbnb could soon be the launch of an airline

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky recently unveiled his plans to one day launch of an airline.


Airbnb, which recently ventured into trip-planning, and expanded far outside of the “home ” share”, is considering the launch of an airline, co-founder Brian Chesky revealed.

“We have seriously considered a lot of things around aviation and we have spent a lot of time exploring the different concepts,” Chesky told The Sunday Times. “We definitely want to make sure, though, that we can in the end-to-end trip business.”

Chesky in comparison with Airbnb’s ambitions with those of Amazon. Just like how the online retailer has a “one-stop-shop for shopping,” Chesky wants Airbnb a “one-stop-shop for travel.”

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The homesharing service is given the aviation industry for at least the past year, according to a report in the last month of The Information. A little more than a year ago, Airbnb teased that it was working on a tool to book flights, but that project has not yet come to fruition. Instead, Chesky seems to be focused on building a whole new aviation project.

In April, Chesky posted a tweet asking his followers what they thought the “perfect experience” would look like.

Let’s say you could wave a magic wand and have the perfect flying experience, what would that look like?

— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) 12 April 2017

In the tweets responding, Chesky seemed to be directed at a experience that the air travel faster (possibly supersonic), cheaper (possibly with electrical appliances), and more luxury.

However, the build of a carrier would take years or even decades. Because of Chesky’s obsession with the creation of completely new products, technology would need to advance (think flying taxis or supersonic jets) for Airbnb ever started with a shipment of the product.

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