JSX (airline)

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JSX
Logo of JSX.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XE JSX BIGSTRIPE
Founded2016
Commenced operationsApril 19, 2016
AOC #4DPA097O[1]
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programJetBlue TrueBlue Program (Earn Points)
Fleet size19
Destinations9
Parent companyJetSuite
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
Key peopleAlex Wilcox (CEO)
Websitewww.jsx.com

JSX is an independent regional airline in the United States that describes itself as a "hop-on jet service"[2] offering short-haul flights between Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington and Texas[citation needed].[needs update] The airline sells its flights as public air charters under DOT 14 CFR Part 380, and flights are operated by its subsidiary Delux Public Charter (as JSX Air) under FAA Part 135.

History[edit]

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

The airline was originally founded as JetSuiteX by parent company JetSuite 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.[3][4] Wilcox attributes these phenomena in part to long wait times in airports.[3][5] JSX targets time-sensitive travelers who seek an experience better than that of traditional low-cost flights but not as expensive as private jet travel.[4]

The company started operations on April 19, 2016, with its first flight between Burbank and Concord in California.[6]

On August 8, 2019, JetSuiteX was re-branded as JSX.[2]

On April 15, 2020, JetSuite, JSX's sister company, ceased flight operations; the carrier had experienced a sudden 90% drop in business, which Wilcox attributed to widespread stay-at-home orders stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 28, 2020, JetSuite's parent company Superior Air Charter LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. JSX is said to continue with a limited scheduled flights in Western U.S.[7][8]

Corporate affairs[edit]

JSX Air is a subsidiary of JetSuiteX, Inc, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. JetBlue and Qatar Airways are minority shareholders in JSX.[9][10] Its CEO is Alex Wilcox, who was a founding executive of both JetBlue and Kingfisher Airlines.[6]

Destinations[edit]

City Airport IATA Code Destinations Notes
Arizona Arizona
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Burbank
Las Vegas
Operating out of Swift Aviation (FBO)[11] | Base
California California
Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport BUR Concord
Las Vegas
Oakland
Phoenix
Base
Concord Buchanan Field Airport CCR Burbank
Oakland Oakland International Airport OAK Burbank
Orange County
Las Vegas
Base
Orange County John Wayne Airport SNA Las Vegas
Oakland
Base
Nevada Nevada
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport LAS Burbank
Dallas-Love
Orange County
Oakland
Phoenix
Seattle-Boeing Field
Base
Texas Texas
Dallas Dallas Love Field DAL Las Vegas
Washington (state) Washington
Seattle Boeing Field BFI Las Vegas
A Delux Public Charter Embraer e135 on the swift aviation ramp at Phoenix sky harbor airport.

Former Destinations[edit]

City Airport IATA Code Destinations Notes
California California
Coachella Valley Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport TRM Burbank
Oakland
Orange County
[12]
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Yosemite Airport MMH Burbank
Orange County
Monterey (CA) Monterey Regional Airport MRY Burbank
Orange County
San Jose San Jose International Airport SJC Bozeman (Seasonal)
Burbank [13]
Las Vegas [13]
Montana Montana
Bozeman Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport BZN San Jose

Codeshare agreements[edit]

JetBlue[edit]

JSX does not participate in any major global airline alliances, but holds codeshare agreements with JetBlue. Passengers can earn TrueBlue points on JSX flights. Since all flights operate out of private FBO, there are no ticketing or baggage agreements at any location.

Fleet[edit]

The JSX fleet comprises the following aircraft:

JSX Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ-135LR 12 2 30
Embraer ERJ-135ER 2 - 30
Embraer ERJ-145LR 5 2 30
Total 19 4

Services[edit]

JSX flights depart from private jet terminals, separate from the passenger terminals used by Part 121 and some Part 135 airlines.[14] In some locations the lounge facility is operated by JSX, while in others JSX utilizes FBOs that may or may not provide dedicated space for JSX customers. Complimentary coffee and WiFi are provided to all customers in each of their airport locations.[15] JSX customers are not subject to physical screening by the TSA, but customers are vetted by the TSA Secure Flight program and are subject to additional passive security measures including explosive and weapons detection.[16]

Onboard the aircraft JSX offers leather seats with 36" of pitch and in-seat power, and cabin space has been increased by removing overhead compartments. Light snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are complimentary during flight.[17]

Simpli-Fly[edit]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JSX rolled out a new sterilization and contact-less protocol to help customers feel safe returning to the airport.[18] Simpli-Fly is a three pronged initiative focusing on safety, security and simplicity. Since JSX operates out of private facilities, they can control cleaning procedures and capacity. Their existing security protocols already limited the need for the sort of physical screening conducted at TSA checkpoints. This process has been augmented by offering online check-in and touch-free ID scanning at their airport locations for identity verification.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "JetSuiteX Debuts New Brand Identity "JSX" And Launches Ad Campaign Redefining Its Category Of Air Travel As "Hop-On Jet Service"". www.prnewswire.com. PR Newswire. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Thurber, Matt (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX Launches EMB-135 Service from Burbank to Concord". Aviation International News. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Mutzabaugh, Ben (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX to try 'private jet experience' on scheduled flights". USA Today. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Cota-Robles, Marc (April 6, 2016). "Private-jet company to offer cheap charter flights to Bay Area". KGO-TV. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ O'Donnell, Paul (April 28, 2020). "Dallas private aviation service JetSuite's parent company files for bankruptcy". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, Texas. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  8. ^ Gollan, Doug. "Despite Backing From JetBlue And Qatar Airways, JetSuite Files For Chapter 11 (28 April 2020)". Forbes. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  9. ^ "California-based charter airline JetSuite plans 100-plane fleet, move to DFW". Dallas News. April 12, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Qatar Airways and JetSuite Reaffirm Commitment to JetSuite and JetSuiteX Expansion at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 (18 July 2018)" (Press release). Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  11. ^ "JSX". Swift Aviation | Phoenix, AZ. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  12. ^ JetSuiteX. "JetSuiteX Announces The Return Of Hassle-Free Seasonal Flights To Coachella Valley In April". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "What is the JetSuiteX flight schedule?". Help. September 16, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  14. ^ Velotta, Richard (May 18, 2016). "Jet Suite to offer luxury travel between California and Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "JSX | Flying With Us". www.jsx.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  16. ^ "JSX | Frequently Asked Questions". www.jsx.com. JSX. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  17. ^ "JSX | About Us". www.jsx.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  18. ^ "JSX | Simpli-Fly". www.jsx.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.

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