AirChicago delays start of by-the-seat private jet flights until September

The private jet airline is hoping to offer Windy City residents a way to avoid the hassles of the commercial terminals at O’Hare and Midway Airports

 

AirChicago, which wants to make business travel easier and less timing consuming for the local market with daily return private jet flights to key business cities, had targeted launching flights by the end of June but has pushed back that the start date. “(We) haven’t inaugurated flights yet. (We’re) still working on accumulating a critical mass of cardmember depositors before we launch,” Stephen Wasko, president and COO of Air Chicago Holdings told us via email. 

Launch Plans: Jet Linx Aviation names Cameron Gowans president of its Chicago base

Jet Linx Aviation

Jet Linx has ambitious plans to expand its current 14 markets for its pay-as-you-go jet card membership program

 

Omaha-based Jet Linx is on the verge of becoming a significant national player in the fast-growing and competitive jet card market. Earlier this year Private Jet Card Comparisons exclusively reported on the jet management company’s ambitious plans to add Boston, San Jose, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and possibly even two bases in New York. For example, it has bases in both Forth Worth and Dallas. So far we know there is progress in the Northeast where former NetJets and Marquis Jet executive John Daut joined in February. Now, we have learned industry veteran Cameron Gowans has come onboard in Chicago.

Air Chicago offers 50% membership discount during May preview sessions

Air Chicago is hoping to launch a buy-the-seat private jet shuttle service offering Chicagoans roundtrip same day flights to key business cities

 

AirChicago which wants to grow its network to 30 of the most traveled routes from Chicago and then replicate the model in other cities and is hoping to get off the ground in June. Members can book seats on scheduled private jet flights using private terminal facilities to avoid the commercial airport experience and save time. To give potential members a chance to meet and greet executives and tour the FBO that will be home to its operations, the upstart private jet operator has set a series of open house dates in May. Attendees will receive a 50% discount off their first year’s membership.