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

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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. 

AirChicago Gears Up For June Launch

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AirChicago is offering a Jet Card that provides single and guest seats on private jets with plans to fly to 30 cities using Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets with 14 executive seats instead of the typical 50 seats

 

Move over United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Here comes AirChicago, and it’s targeting those business travelers they and the TSA have helped alienate with tighter seats, rude service, nickel and dime fees and of course the hassles of transiting the commercial terminals of O’Hare and Midway. The new service, which is slated for a launch at the end of May or beginning of June, will enable travelers to buy four different levels of membership ranging from $1,750 to $14,000 per year. You then will pay per flight with pricing designed to fit between discounted and full fare first class rates, around $500 per hour, so under $2,000 for a roundtrip between Chicago and New York.