JetSuite’s JSX launching Portland flights

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After opening Seattle and Scottsdale, JSX (formerly JetSuiteX), is adding Portland, Oregon to its growing west coast network

JetSuite’s JSX is adding a new city as it continues to ramp up its by the seat shuttle service which uses private aviation terminals and other private facilities.

As with typical airlines, JSX, formerly JetSuiteX, operates on a fixed schedule. However, by using private airport facilities customers cut total travel time in half.

JetSuite offers 3 free hours

Jet Suite

The offer represents a bonus of up to $20,000

Dallas-based JetSuite is sweetening the deal for its SuiteKey jet card through the end of 2019.

At its entry-level $100,000 membership, both new customers and members who renew get a bonus of up to one hour. 

For a $250,000 deposit, members get up to two bonus hours.

However, the biggest bonus provides up to three free hours on a deposit of $500,000, which would equate to about $20,000.

Flexjet accepts first Praetor 500 from Embraer

Flexjet

The midsize private jet is the first in Flexjet’s $1.4 billion order made in October

Flexjet said it has taken delivery of its first Embraer Praetor 500. It is part of a $1.4 billion order announced in October with Embraer Executive Jets. The order includes the Praetor 500 and 600 aircraft and Phenom 300 light jets.

Flexjet is the fleet launch customer for the Praetor 500, expanding its fleet of midsized aircraft. It is also the North American launch customer for the Gulfstream G700.

GrandView Aviation opens Phenom 300 base in Chicago

Embraer Phenom 300

The private jet charter operator already has bases near Baltimore and at Austin

Maryland-based GrandView Aviation, which recently made the Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Company list, is opening a new base at Chicago Executive Airport in early 2020.

GrandView Aviation will be placing a 2017 Embraer Phenom 300 light jet at PWK airport. There are also plans to continue its growth in 2020 to new regions.

NetJets sweeps to victory in 2019 Business Jet Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey

Business Jet Traveler Reader Survey 2019

The survey drew 2,225 responses, a 50% increase from 2018

It will be a happy holiday season in Columbus, Ohio this festive period. Santa came a week early to Warren Buffett’s private aviation provider, NetJets.

In the wide-ranging survey, NetJets was voted best in all six categories rating fractional providers. It also won five of six categories in Charter, Jet Cards and Membership Clubs category.

The survey was conducted by Business Jet Traveler, its 9th annual reader poll.

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