JSX adds Dallas/Austin flights; doubles Houston schedule

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By-the-seat private jet operator JSX is expanding its Texas presence with flights between Dallas and Austin while increasing the schedule on its Houston route

After building its by-the-seat network on the West Coast, JSX is apparently focused on its home state of Texas. On Sept. 27 it will start twice-daily flights between Dallas Love Field and Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Blade CEO Wiesenthal admits to doubling as fake spokesperson

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The CEO of Blade, which offers helicopter and jet sharing flights, conducted interviews posing as a spokesperson for the company named Simon McLaren

An expose by Business Insider has revealed that Rob Wiesenthal, the founder and CEO of helicopter and jet sharing service Blade, posed as a spokesperson for the company using the name Simon McLaren.

Tradewind adds HPN to Newport by-the-seat private flights from $145

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Tradewind Aviation is launching by-the-seat private flights from Westchester County Airport to Newport State Airport beginning July 2

Tradewind Aviation is cutting the four-to-five-hour drive between Westchester County and Newport, Rhode Island to 40-minutes in the air. Beginning July 2, it will offer by-the-seat flights using private jet terminals aboard its fleet of Pilatus PC-12s. According to its website, tickets are priced from $145 each way.

As the market doubles, Embraer adds semi-private jet ERJ 145 conversion

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With by-the-seat scheduled private jet services expanding, Embraer is offering aftermarket conversions for 16 to 28 seat configurations

As JSX and Aero expand in the Western U.S. using converted Embraer regional jets, the Brazilian manufacturer paves the way for more similar options. The new conversion will be possible through a supplemental type certificate (STC), currently under development by Embraer, and all ERJ 145 are eligible to be converted to a semi-private aircraft. 

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