Chromeo have confirmed their investment role in Mallard Air, a Canadian airline described as “a budget-conscious alternative for the upwardly mobile American traveler.” The duo’s prime equity position in the company has already led to Mallard Air offering new boutique flights to Montreal, Minneapolis and Beirut. More artist-friendly changes to the airline’s policies are also expected in the months ahead.
“When Mallard approached us about share acquisition, we thought it was a joke,” frontman Dave 1 — a.k.a. the brother of another frequent flyer, A-Trak — said in a press release. “But when we got to know the people behind the airline, a creative and dynamic group of engineers and venture capitalists, this partnership made total sense. Besides, our business managers always encouraged us to diversify our investments. For a band like us, this feels bold and new.”
“We spend our life on airplanes,” added keyboardist P-Thugg. “And there’s always something wrong: from the uniforms to the business class menu, to the way they handle oversize baggage. Our association with Mallard will give us the opportunity to change that and to offer a travel experience the way we see it.”
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