BARK Expands BARK Air Network With Domestic and International Service to Five New Destinations and Seven New Routes

BARK Expands BARK Air Network With Domestic and International Service to Five New Destinations and Seven New Routes

First-of-its-kind travel experience tailored to dogs now booking new routes to and from the New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Chicago, San Francisco Bay, Phoenix, and Miami/Fort Lauderdale metro areas.

New York - June 12, 2024 - BARK, Inc. (NYSE: BARK), the leading global omnichannel dog brand, today announced the expansion of BARK Air, the world’s first air travel experience designed specifically for dogs first, and their human companions second, with five new destinations and seven new routes both domestically and internationally in response to customer demand. Building on the momentum since BARK Air first took flight last month between New York (HPN) and Los Angeles (VNY), and New York (HPN) and London (BQH), the company will now help dogs and their humans travel comfortably and conveniently to the metro areas of Paris (LBG), Chicago (MDW), San Francisco/San Jose (SJC), Phoenix (PHX), and Miami/Fort Lauderdale (FXE). Flights for the new routes are available for booking today at and begin taking off this October. 

“The interest and enthusiasm around BARK Air to date have been overwhelming,” said Matt Meeker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BARK. “We are excited to expand BARK Air’s service to new cities and through new routes, accommodating customer demand and bringing our unique, stress-free dog-centric travel experience to even more families."

BARK Air takes the white glove experience typical of a human’s first-class experience and redirects all that pampering to pooches – from booking to arrival, to in-flight services and disembarkation, dogs are the VIPs and treated to a positively luxurious, curated experience.

  • Following booking, humans are contacted by a BARK Air concierge to collect information about each dog and their human’s travel plans to ensure the best possible experience.
  • On travel day, dogs and their companions arrive at the airport 60 minutes before takeoff for a simple, efficient check-in process where dogs can meet other furry friends on their flight – no crates or stressful lines.
  • Before boarding, a highly skilled BARK Air concierge will welcome dogs at the gate to help them settle into their experience through socialization and dog- centric cabin preparation. The BARK Air concierge also evaluates each dog to ensure they are enjoying their experience and adapting to the new environment and if additional attention and care are needed prior to boarding or once on board.
  • Also prior to boarding, the plane is treated to a “Dogs Fly First” flight prep with calming pheromones, music, and colors that pups prefer. All furry passengers have access to various aids such as calming treats, noise-canceling ear muffs, and calming jackets to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable flight.
  • Once onboard, dogs are served a snack or beverage of choice during ascent and descent to ensure they do not experience any ear discomfort commonly caused by changes in cabin pressure. Additionally, a variety of BARK-branded treats, snacks, and surprises are provided throughout the flight with the intent of pampering furry passengers and their humans.

An Argus Platinum-rated charter company is responsible for all aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance-related matters, while BARK is focused on creating and delivering a world-class air travel experience for dogs and their people.

Westchester County voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against BARK on June 10, which at no time impacted BARK Air's operations. BARK Air will continue to operate flights to and from HPN.

For more information about BARK Air and to book your next flight, visit

About BARK
BARK is the world’s most dog-centric company, devoted to making dogs happy with the best products, services and content. BARK’s dog-obsessed team applies its unique, data-driven understanding of what makes each dog special to design playstyle-specific toys, wildly satisfying treats, great food for your dog, effective and easy to use dental care, and dog-first experiences that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. Founded in 2011, BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with themed toys and treats subscriptions, BarkBox and BARK Super Chewer; custom product collections through its retail partner network, including Target and Amazon; its high-quality, nutritious meals made for your breed with BARK Food; and products that meet dogs’ dental needs with BARK Bright®. At BARK, we want to make dogs as happy as they make us because dogs and humans are better together. Sniff around at for more information.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the future performance of BARK that are based on the Company’s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” "anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future operating results, including our strategies, plans, commitments, objectives and goals. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to BARK; the risk that spending on pets may not increase at projected rates; that BARK subscriptions may not increase their spending with BARK; BARK’s ability to continue to convert social media followers and contacts into customers; BARK’s ability to successfully expand its product lines and channel distribution; competition; the uncertain effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or other global or macroeconomic events or challenges.

More information about factors that could affect BARK's operating results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Company’s Investor Relations website at or the SEC’s website at Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.

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