JetSuiteX

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JetSuiteX
Logo of JetSuiteX.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
XE JSX BIGSTRIPE
Founded2016
AOC #4DPA097O[1]
Operating bases
Fleet size13
Destinations9
Parent companyJetSuite
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
Key peopleAlex Wilcox, CEO
Websitejetsuitex.com

JetSuiteX is a semi-private air carrier selling public charter tickets for flights between California, Washington and Nevada in the United States. Flights are operated by its subsidiary Delux Public Charter (dba JetSuiteX Air) under DOT 14 CFR Part 380 as an FAA Part 135 on-demand charter operator with DOT Commuter Authority. JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of private charter company JetSuite. The company focuses on passengers taking short-haul flights. It began operations in April 2016 and offers or has scheduled service to nine destinations as of July 2019.

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.[2][3] Wilcox attributes these phenomena in part to long wait times in airports.[2][4] 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.[3]

The company started operations on April 19, 2016, selling tickets for flights between Burbank and Concord in California.[5]

Corporate affairs[edit]

JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of JetSuite, a private jet charter company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Its CEO is Alex Wilcox, who was a founding executive of JetBlue.[5]

Destinations[edit]

As of September 2018, JetSuiteX sells tickets for flights to the following destinations:[6]

State City Airport Notes
Arizona Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport begins August 30, 2019
California Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport
California Concord Buchanan Field Airport
California Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Yosemite Airport Seasonal
California Coachella Valley Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Seasonal
California Oakland Oakland International Airport
California Santa Ana John Wayne Airport
Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Washington Seattle King County International Airport

JetSuiteX previously served Silicon Valley with flights to and from San Jose International Airport, but discontinued service at SJC in mid-2018.

Codeshare agreements[edit]

JetSuiteX does not participate in any major global airline alliances, but they hold codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet[edit]

JetSuiteX customizes the interiors of their fleet of Embraer aircraft, including removing all of the overhead bins and removing seats to reach a capacity of 30.

The JetSuiteX fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of July 2019):

JetSuiteX Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ-135LR 13 30
Total 13

Services[edit]

JetSuiteX flights depart from private jet terminals, separate from the terminals used by traditional airlines.[7] On board, the company provides power ports at each seat, inflight messaging, and a complimentary drink and snack service.

The company has an arrangement with JetBlue in which passengers can earn points for the latter's frequent-flyer program, TrueBlue.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ a b Thurber, Matt (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX Launches EMB-135 Service from Burbank to Concord". Aviation International News. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Mutzabaugh, Ben (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX to try 'private jet experience' on scheduled flights". USA Today. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Cota-Robles, Marc (April 6, 2016). "Private-jet company to offer cheap charter flights to Bay Area". KGO-TV. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "JetSuiteX". JetSuiteX. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  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