Jet Linx purchases Meridian’s aircraft management and charter business

Jet Linx Jamie Walker

The acquisition brings 23 long-range and short-range private jets including Bombardier Global Express 6000 and 5000s, Gulfstream G550s, GVs, G450s, GIVSPs, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000s, and Embraer Phenom 300s

Jet Linx becomes the largest Part 135 operator at Teterboro, the world’s busiest private jet airport

Jet Linx Aviation, which only opened up a New York-base last year, is set to become a major player in business aviation’s biggest market.

Jet Linx previews new Boston, Chicago, and New York private terminals

Jet Linx Aviation

The fast-growing private jet management and jet card provider is moving into major markets

Last month Jet Linx Aviation announced it had passed the 100 million mile flight mark, the time type of milestone that is probably more important to the company than customers. However, the company also noted, half of those miles had been flown in the past five years, a sign of accelerating growth.

Jet Linx obtains re-certification of its IS-BAO Stage III certification

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Jet Linx offers a pay-as-you-go managed fleet jet card program around specific base markets

 

Omaha, Nebraska-based Jet Linx said it has obtained the highest level of re-certification from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the benchmark of professionalism and standardization for the conduct of flight operations departments. It marked the fourth consecutive year.

Jet Linx Aviation

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Jet Linx Aviation Executive Overview

Year Founded1999
LeadershipJamie Walker, President & CEO
Scott McGregor, Chief Operating Officer
Nate Legband, Chief Financial Officer
Ron Silverman, Chief Commercial Officer
Jay Vidlak, Senior Vice President
Jason Vanis, Senior Vice President
Brent Carreker, Senior Vice President
Alec LeFort, Vice President of Sales
Christof Pignet, Vice President of Client Experience
Jordan Maddex-Kopp, Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
HeadquartersOmaha, Nebraska
Hourly Jet Card RatesLight jets from $5,870 per hour, including FET
Related ProductsAircraft Management, Acquisitions & Sales, Co-ownership

History and overview

Jet Linx Aviation offers private aviation services, including aircraft management, sales, co-ownership, and jet card programs. The company was founded in1999. There is a network of 19 base locations across the U.S. with a national operations center in Omaha.

Current base locations are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Omaha, San Antonio, Scottsdale, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington D.C. A new location is set to open in Miami in Fall 2021.

At each base there is a private lounge available only to aircraft owners and its jet card members. At its private terminals, jet card clients have valet service and an open bar with quality snacks and business facilities.

Jet Linx offers several jet card membership options. Initiation fees are $12,500 for its Club Card and $17,500 for the Executive Card in the first year, and $3,500 annually thereafter. It offers a three-month trial card. There is also a 90-day Trial Card launched at the outside of COVID which it has kept. Joining fees can also be waived if a new members deposits at least $150,000. Additionally, in 2020, it launched its Enterprise Card targeting companies.

Jet Linx jet card pricing is based on an hourly rate, plus fuel surcharges, adjusted during the year, plus 7.5% Federal Excise Tax. As of July 2021, the one-way hourly rate on a light jet is $5,966, including fuel surcharge and tax.

In 2019, the Part 135 operator launched an ongoing training relationship with Forbes Travel Guide. Jet Linx has also been expanded its Elevated Lifestyle partnerships.

Jet Linx Aviation is included in Private Jet Card Comparisons’ database of over 50 jet card providers, enabling you to compare programs in minutes.

When was it founded?

1999

Who owns Jet Linx?

The company is privately held

Who is the CEO?

Jamie Walker

How are the aircraft sourced?

Aircraft it manages for owners is used for flight hours on jet cards.

What are the initiation and membership fees?

Jet Linx initiation fees are $12,500 for its Club Card and $17,500 for the Executive Card in the first year, and $3,500 annually thereafter. It offers a three-month trial card. Joining fees can also be waived if a new members deposits at least $150,000.

What is the entry-level program?

Jet Linx Club and Executive Cards are pay-as-you-go programs with deposit options

Do they provide guaranteed availability?

Yes

Is the hourly rate guaranteed?

Yes

Can jet card holders/members use multiple aircraft at the same time?

Executive Card members can use up to two aircraft at a guaranteed hourly rate.

What is the company website?

www.jetlinx.com/jet-card/

Where is the service area?

Jet Linx serves clients within a 175-mile radius of its locations in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Omaha, San Antonio, Scottsdale, St. Louis, Tulsa, Washington D.C.

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