Bankrupt JetSuite’s sister JSX nets $8.9 million in CARES Act funds

After shutting down and filing for Chapter 11, JetSuite’s jet card customers may lose $50 million in unused flight credits. Sister JSX, which is still flying, just received $8.9 million in COVID-19 relief

OneSky Flight, parent of Flexjet, Sentient Jet, and PrivateFly; Airshare; FlyExclusive, and Tradewind all received CARES Act funding, according to the updated Treasury Department list

View the entire list, including all 202 aviation companies receiving COVID-19 payroll support

This may not sit well with JetSuite’s 1,000 or so SuiteKey customers who have around $50 million in unused flight credits. Delux Public Charter, LLC, a related company that flies under the JSX brand received $8.96 million in CARES Act COVID-19 relief funds.

JetSuite’s Chapter 11 filing reveals pre-Coronavirus challenges

JetSuite

In a first reveal from the bankruptcy court, the private jet charter operator’s Chief Restructuring Officer said JetSuite “was never able to operate profitably.”

Here’s why JetSuite didn’t qualify for the CARES Act

Documents confirm $50 million in unused SuiteKey jet card flight credits

A sworn declaration by JetSuite’s chief restructuring officer, Edward T. Gavin of Gavin/Solmonese, gives a unique view into the Part 135 charter operator leading up to grounding its fleet and subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing earlier this week.

The document, filed prior to a video hearing yesterday, confirmed $50 million in unused SuiteKey jet card balances, the amount estimated by Private Jet Card Comparisons in our earlier report.

JetSuite files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with up to $100 million in liabilities

JetSuite

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.

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