The fast-growing scheduled executive jet service which uses private jet terminals only start Phoenix flights last year
JetSuite, Inc’s JSX is expanding again. Recently it announced flights from Boeing Field in Seattle to Portland, Oregon. Now it’s adding a fourth route from Phoenix, a destination that just came online last year.
Flights from the Valley of the Sun to John Wayne Airport in Orange County begin March 3 supplementing Las Vegas, Burbank, and Oakland.
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.
Jet card seller Encore Jets is adding a shuttle service between the popular European summer resorts
Encore Jets and Scorpios Mykonos have partnered up this summer to launch and operate a pop up private jet shuttle service from June to August providing for the first nonstop flights on a private jet between Ibiza and Mykonos. Individuals and groups will be able to buy seats on the private jet shuttle. There are no nonstop flights on commercial airlines, and according to Google flights, the shortest connection is just under six hours with many connections 10 hours of travel time or more. The Encore Jets flight is timed at just under three hours each way and tickets are priced at 1,950 Euros one-way.
Surf Air’s growth in Europe has been tepid so far, however, it and others continue to pursue a by the seat private aviation model against a backdrop of mixed results
Seat sharing, where travelers buy single seats on private aircraft, either via memberships or on individual flights, is considered a growth area for business aviation getting plenty of play in consumer media. The major benefit is saving time at airports by using private aviation facilities while paying prices at or near what the commercial airlines charge. For short hops, it can cut total travel time significantly. However, the model may be in trouble once again. Two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that upstart Surf Air Europe has recently pared back its marketing and sales team there.