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

JetSuite bankruptcy

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.

JetSuite’s SuiteKey customers unhappy with bankruptcy offer

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In a filing last week, the grounded private jet charter operator outlined what its jet card customers might receive in exchange for their $50 million in unused flight credits

What’s nearly $50 million in unused flight credits worth when your jet card provider goes bust?

The answer looks to be less than customers had hoped for, but more than past bankruptcies and closures.

JetSuite’s Chapter 11 filing reveals pre-Coronavirus challenges

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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

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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.

An estimated $50 million in jet card deposits are at stake in JetSuite’s shutdown

JetSuite bankruptcy filings

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.

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