Since grounding its fleet earlier this month, the company had not communicated with SuiteKey jet card customers except to advise them of the shutdown
The company says it hopes to resume operations without disclosing specifics
JetSuite, dba as Superior Air Charter, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware today. The move came two weeks after it suspended operations and furloughed most of its employees.
Customers say there have been no communications since the private jet operator posted notice Thursday it had grounded its fleet
Private jet charter operator JetSuite and its sibling JSX look to be facing an uncertain future. The latter runs scheduled flights between private terminals using reconfigured regional aircraft.
Both had cut a high profile in the industry, attracting investments from JetBlue and Qatar Airways.
The two JetSuite, Inc. companies are the only aviation businesses to receive a 100 point score and rank in the transportation and travel category
Private jet charter and jet card operator JetSuite and JSX, a by-the-seat scheduled service with daily flights from private terminals, received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The CEI benchmarking survey and report measure corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
JSX operates scheduled
shuttles using private jet terminals in the Western U.S.
Jet card and on-demand
charter operator JetSuite has rebranded its JetSuiteX division as JSX along
with a refreshed website, logo, livery and new ad campaign. The company said its
goal is “to define its innovative form of air travel as a ‘hop-on jet service.’”
JSX says its mission is to “dramatically improve short-haul air travel by offering publicly available charter flights on 30-seat jets from private terminals.”
It now flies daily out of
six airports: Burbank (BUR), Las Vegas (LAS), Orange County (SNA), Napa/Concord
(CCR), Oakland (OAK), and Seattle-Boeing Field (BFI). JSX’s seventh
destination, Phoenix (PHX), will launch later this month.
JetSuite Experiences by Embark Beyond offers customers
bespoke travel experiences, including special access at major sporting and
Dallas-based charter operator JetSuite is offering its
customers VIP access to the U.S. Open tennis championship being held in New
York City August 26 through September 8, 2019.
SuiteKey jet card members and on-demand charter customers
can take advantage of the JetSuite Experiences program to attend the Open with
premium seating, luxury hotel suites, player meet and greets, official after
parties, and opportunities to show off their skills at the USTA National Tennis
The U.S. Open offerings are part of a broad partnership with Embark, the luxury travel agency, launched in May. Last year, JetSuite relaunched its jet card program offering gourmet catering and perks for top tier members, including free helicopter transfers via Blade.