Private jet charter operator JetSuite has grounded its fleet of Embraer Phenom 300s and 100s
Sister JSX is continuing a reduced schedule of flights between private jet terminals
Private jet charter operator JetSuite, which sells Phenom 300 jet cards, is halting operations. The move reflects a steep dive in private travel from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Closure of many hotels and resorts has meant aside from second homes and emergencies, there are few places to travel.
The new-member offer reduces hourly rates on its Embraer Phenom 300 fleet to $5,795 during the first six months
JetSuite, which last year added five Embraer Phenom 300s, is now offering new members in seven Southwestern U.S. states significantly reduced hourly rates as low as $5,795, which is up to 15% off normal pricing.
Regular program rates range from $6,375 to $6,776 per hour, excluding 7.5% FET, based on deposit tiers ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.
The scheduled by-the-seat flights cut travel time in half by using private jet facilities
Having recently added Phoenix, Seattle, and Portland, JSX is now adding back Reno, Nevada to the fast-growing.
Beginning May 8 JSX will serve Reno from both Las Vegas and Burbank with fares starting as low as $119.
The offer represents a bonus of up to $20,000
Dallas-based JetSuite is sweetening the deal for its SuiteKey jet card through the end of 2019.
At its entry-level $100,000 membership, both new customers and members who renew get a bonus of up to one hour.
For a $250,000 deposit, members get up to two bonus hours.
However, the biggest bonus provides up to three free hours on a deposit of $500,000, which would equate to about $20,000.