Major private jet operators apply for Payroll Support Program Extension Payments

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorizes the Treasury Department to provide up to $16 billion of payroll support to aviation providers. So far over 500 have applied

The U.S. Treasury Department has revealed the list of aviation providers who have applied for the $16 billion allocated for industry workers’ payroll support.

CARES Act 2: New COVID relief should be open to private aviation

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Private jet operators should be able to tap into the estimated in $15 billion in air carrier support

The newest legislation to provide ongoing COVID-19 relief is estimated to have $15 billion for the airlines. According to a spokesperson for the National Business Aviation Association, that should incorporate Part 135 private jet operators and other companies related to business aviation.

(Updated Dec. 22 @ 7:22 am – A full copy of the HR 133 –  Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, can be downloaded at the end of this story.)

Tony Hsieh, former JetSuite and JSX board member, dead at age 46

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Early JetSuite investor Tony Hsieh, the former Zappos CEO, died in Connecticut on Friday after a house fire

Tony Hsieh, who died on Friday from complications after being rescued from a fire in a home he was staying at in Connecticut, is best known for Zappos, the company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion. His net worth, according to Forbes, was $840 million. He was also an early investor in JetSuite and served on its board until 2019.

After bankruptcy, JetSuite receives $6.5 million in CARES Act payroll support

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JetSuite customers lost $50 million in unused jet card flight credits. Now the company has received $6.5 million from the Treasury Department under the CARES Act

JetSuite emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in September. Now the Part 135 private jet operator, which laid off all but a handful of its employees when it suspended flights in April, has received $6.5 million in CARES Act funds.

JSX adds Dallas Love Field to Houston Hobby flights

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By-the-seat private aviation operator JSX is offering scheduled service within Texas beginning Nov. 20

Former JetSuite SuiteKey customers who opted to received flight credits on JSX will have a new route beginning Nov. 20. New flights between Dallas Love Field and Houston Hobby Airport will operate two times per day in each direction on weekdays and Sundays with one daily flight on Saturday.

JetSuite refutes customers who allege a Ponzi scheme

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A pair of JetSuite SuiteKey jet card members contend wrongful conduct and breach of fiduciary duties

“JetSuite will fly again,” says its chief restructuring officer, debating the Trustee’s allegation that the private jet operator’s bankruptcy is a liquidation and not a restructuring

Just when it looked like JetSuite’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was about to move quickly through the courts, it may have hit a pair of speed bumps.

JetSuite burned through at least $100 million in cash before filing for Chapter 11

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In addition to over $50 million in jet card deposits, grounded private jet charter operator JetSuite received over $57 million from affiliates since 2016

Flight delays caused by President Trump, stolen silverware, broken coffee makers and ‘race to the bottom’ pricing’ increased the losses

Is a JetSuite 2.0 in the works?

Court documents from the bankruptcy proceedings of Superior Air Charter, LLC, better known as JetSuite, show a company that was burning through cash since at least 2016.

During that time both JetBlue Airways and Qatar Airways made investments into the parent company JetSuiteX, Inc. Additionally, JetSuite used $50 million in unredeemed deposits from jet card customers towards operations, something its contracts permitted. The company, like other key players in the market, did not offer an escrow account.

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