Posted on Crowdcube, the concept was born from the frustration of having to deal with airport congestion, long lines, and “all the other aggravation that comes with travelling through a major airport,” explains CEO Adam Scott in a video.
The plane will be configured to transform the 110-place standard seating into 40 fully lie-flat seats. Initial plans are to start flying to New York in 2016, with potential expansion to Toronto, Washington, Boston, Chicago, the Middle East, and underserviced cities in Europe. Thirty-four days before deadline, the pitch has raised over $485,000 from over 80 investors.
Odyssey isn’t the first in the aviation industry to try and drum up public funding.Boston-based Spike Aerospace also posted its project to build a next-generation, supersonic windowless jet on Indiegogo, but failed to raise the desired $250,000. PIC: People can now crowdfund a new airline