JetSuiteX

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JetSuiteX
Industry Virtual airline
Headquarters Irvine, California, United States
Key people
Alex Wilcox, CEO
Parent JetSuite
Website x.jetsuite.com

JetSuiteX is a public charter air carrier that sells tickets for flights between California, Montana, and Nevada in the United States. Flights are operated by its subsidiary Delux Public Charter (dba JetSuiteAir) or JetSuite. JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of charter company JetSuite. The company focuses on passengers taking short-haul flights. It began operations in April 2016 and sells tickets for flights to eight destinations as of June 2018.

Cabin of a JetSuiteX Embraer ERJ 135, operated by Delux Public Charter
A Delux Public Charter Embraer ERJ 135 at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow, operating for JetSuiteX

History[edit]

JetSuite announced the launch of JetSuiteX in April 2016. According to JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox, the air carrier was created in response to declining short-haul traffic and the rise in fares on short-haul flights in the United States.[1][2] Wilcox attributes these phenomena in part to long wait times in airports.[1][3] JetSuiteX targets time-sensitive travelers who seek an experience better than that of traditional low-cost flights but not as expensive as private jet travel.[2]

The company started operations on April 19, 2016, selling tickets for flights between Burbank and Concord in California.[4]

Corporate affairs[edit]

JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of JetSuite, a private jet charter company with headquarters in Irvine, California. Its CEO is Alex Wilcox, who was a founding executive of JetBlue.[4]

Destinations[edit]

As of February 2017, JetSuiteX sells tickets for flights to the below destinations.[5] Flights are operated by JetSuite Embraer Phenom 100s or by Delux Public Charter Embraer ERJ 135s.[6]

State City Airport Notes
California Burbank Bob Hope Airport
California Concord Buchanan Field Airport
California Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Yosemite Airport Seasonal
California Oakland Oakland International Airport
California San Jose San José International Airport
California Santa Ana John Wayne Airport
Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Nevada Reno Reno-Tahoe International Airport  –

Services[edit]

JetSuiteX flights depart from private jet terminals, separate from the terminals used by traditional airlines and equipped with their own TSA checkpoints.[7] On board, the company provides power ports at each seat, complimentary Wi-Fi, and free in-flight entertainment streamed to passengers' mobile devices.[1]

The company has an arrangement with JetBlue in which passengers can earn points for the latter's frequent-flyer program, TrueBlue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thurber, Matt (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX Launches EMB-135 Service from Burbank to Concord". Aviation International News. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Mutzabaugh, Ben (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX to try 'private jet experience' on scheduled flights". USA Today. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Cota-Robles, Marc (April 6, 2016). "Private-jet company to offer cheap charter flights to Bay Area". KGO-TV. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Madans, Hannah; Sciacca, Annie (April 19, 2016). "Private flights to Bay Area for $109: Irvine-based JetSuiteX goes wheels-up Tuesday". Orange County Register. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "JetSuiteX". JetSuiteX. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Fleet". JetSuiteX. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Velotta, Richard (May 18, 2016). "Jet Suite to offer luxury travel between California and Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to JetSuiteX at Wikimedia Commons