Airship Ventures has ceased operations and grounded the airship Eureka effective immediately.
The company operated Eureka (a Zeppelin NT) since 2008, giving passenger rides in the San Francisco Bay area and carrying advertising for companies including Farmers Insurance, Disney, and genetics-testing company 23andme. The company has struggled financially and was apparently unable to find a new corporate sponsor.
To Airship Ventures co-founders Brian and Alexandra Hall we offer both condolences and congratulations; we are sad to see Eureka grounded, but we congratulate you on four safe and inspiring years in the air. Thank you for bringing a zeppelin back to American skies for the first time in 75 years. We wish you and your team the very best.