OneJet

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OneJet, Inc.
OneJet logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
J1 various see Operators
Commenced operationsApril 6, 2015
Ceased operationsAugust 29, 2018
Focus cities
Fleet size0[1]
Destinations0
Company sloganOneJet nonstop service is here. To get you there.[citation needed]
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts[2]
Key peopleMatthew Maguire (CEO)[3]
Websitewww.onejet.com

OneJet is a defunct virtual airline that specialized in scheduled point-to-point flights operated by small business jets and regional aircraft. Flights were operated utilizing a public charter arrangement.

Unlike some other airlines operating small aircraft under a public charter arrangement, that operate from a private terminal or fixed-base operator facility, OneJet used the normal passenger terminals and gates of the airports to which it flew.

History[edit]

The airline's first route, weekday roundtrip flights from Indianapolis International Airport to General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee was announced on March 15, 2015 to begin April 6, 2015. Flights were operated by Pentastar Aviation using Hawker Beechjet 400A business jets fitted with seven passenger seats. The airline stated that additional destinations from Indianapolis would be announced in April 2015.[4] On April 24, 2015 the airline announced service from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh International Airport to begin May 11.[5] Service between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh was also announced that same date, due to start May 4.[6]

On April 6, 2016 OneJet announced that it would move its base of operations from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh and that Corporate Flight Management (CFM) would take over flight operations from Pentastar. In preparation for the move, all flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee, Memphis, and Nashville were curtailed with only the flights from Pittsburgh running. The airline indicated that it would increase the frequency of its flights from Pittsburgh; and add destinations from the Pittsburgh focus city.[7] After a short hiatus, CFM began OneJet operations on June 8, 2016 between Pittsburgh and Hartford, with flights to Indianapolis and Milwaukee commencing six days later.[8] Since the transition to CFM as the operating carrier, flights between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis were briefly operated by IAI Westwind and Learjet 35 aircraft rather than the Beechjet 400A.[citation needed]

Milwaukee was announced as a second base of operations on October 3, 2017 with flights to Columbus and Omaha starting on November 1.[9] Later that month, OneJet signed a deal with Textron Aviation for two eight-seat Cessna Citation CJ4 aircraft to be delivered in Q1 2018, with further deliveries planned.[1] OneJet also plans to use a larger 30-seat Embraer ERJ135 aircraft for their future Albany-Buffalo route.[10] On May 1, 2018, OneJet announced it was acquiring Ultimate Jetcharters and Ultimate Air Shuttle which focus on semiprivate scheduled flights and corporate shuttles.[11] However, on August 21, it was reported that the purchase of Ultimate had fallen through.[12]

On August 29, 2018, OneJet suspended all service, reportedly temporarily.[13] Ultimate Jetcharters, which was operating all OneJet flights at the time, announced that it was terminating the flights due to the collapse of the acquisition deal; OneJet in turn announced that it was pursuing its own air operator's certificate so it could operate its own flights.[14] OneJet claimed that it would resume booking on October 1, 2018, but as of November 30th, it had not done so; it was unknown which routes would be carried over, and whether or not any previously terminated or suspended routes will be resumed.[citation needed] As of September 8, 2018, OneJet has been removed from Pittsburgh International Airport's route map, implying that they will not be returning.[15] As of August 28, 2018, the airline has also been removed from Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport's list of airlines page. Officials from GMIA have not been informed of any schedule terminations, but confirm that no OneJet flights have been flown into or out of Milwaukee since June.[16][17] All of the OneJet aircraft have either been sold or transferred to the Contour Airlines public charter services. In November 2018, airport authorities in Albany, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh filed for an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding against OneJet.[18]

Operators[edit]

OneJet did not hold its own air operator's certificate when flight operations ended in August 2018.[14] At various times, OneJet flights were operated by the following air charter companies:

Destinations[edit]

As of August 29, 2018 all OneJet routes have been suspended:

Focus City
Future Destinations
Seasonal
Terminated Destinations
City State Airport Notes
Albany New York Albany International Airport terminated[19]
Buffalo New York Buffalo Niagara International Airport terminated[10]
Cincinnati Ohio Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport terminated[20]
Columbus Ohio John Glenn Columbus International Airport terminated[21]
Hartford Connecticut Bradley International Airport terminated[10]
Indianapolis Indiana Indianapolis International Airport terminated[10]
Kansas City Missouri Kansas City International Airport terminated[22]
Louisville Kentucky Louisville International Airport terminated[23]
Memphis Tennessee Memphis International Airport terminated[22]
Milwaukee Wisconsin General Mitchell International Airport terminated[21]
Nashville Tennessee Nashville International Airport terminated[24]
Omaha Nebraska Eppley Airfield terminated[25]
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Pittsburgh International Airport terminated[6]
Providence Rhode Island T. F. Green Airport terminated[26]
Raleigh North Carolina Raleigh–Durham International Airport never launched[27]
Richmond Virginia Richmond International Airport terminated[28]
West Palm Beach Florida Palm Beach International Airport terminated[22]

Former Fleet[edit]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ family 2 30 One ERJ 135, and one ERJ 145.
Hawker Beechjet 400A 8 7 The aircraft were the first to be used by OneJet, but have been replaced by 30 seat jets.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wynbrandt, James (October 11, 2017). "OneJet to Add CJ4s to Fleet". AIN Online. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "OneJet brings innovative new airline business model to Milwaukee". Milwaukee Business News. May 18, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Tooher, Paul (September 19, 2016). "Interview: Matt Maguire, OneJet CEO". Aviation Tribune. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Held, Tom. OneJet debuts with nonstop service between Milwaukee and Indianapolis, Milwaukee Business Journal, March 18, 2015, Retrieved March 18, 2015
  5. ^ OneJet Adds Service to Pittsburgh, Inside Indiana Business, April 24, 2015, Retrieved April 24, 2015
  6. ^ a b OneJet Plans Nonstop Service between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh, JSOnline, April 24, 2015, Retrieved April 24, 2015
  7. ^ a b Colombo, Hayleigh (April 6, 2016). "OneJet cuts most Indy service as it shifts hub to Pittsburgh". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "OneJet Releases Newly Upgraded Schedules from Pittsburgh". OneJet.com. April 8, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Taschler, Joe (October 3, 2017). "OneJet plans operating base at Mitchell International Airport". USA Today. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d BELKO, MARK (December 6, 2018). "Another airport authority board member had invested in OneJet, lawsuit alleges". Post Gazette. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Private Jet Card Comparisons https://privatejetcardcomparisons.com/2018/04/30/breaking-news-onejet-to-acquire-ultimate-jet-charters/
  12. ^ Glaser, Susan (August 21, 2018). "Sale of Ultimate Air Shuttle to OneJet is off; expansion at Burke Lakefront on hold".
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/crankyflier/status/1034871995719081984
  14. ^ a b c Josephs, Leslie (April 30, 2018). "Troubled start-up airline OneJet suspends flights". cnbc.com. CNBC. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Pittsburgh International Airport - Airlines and Destinations". September 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "Airlines :: Mitchell Airport". September 25, 2018.
  17. ^ Taschler, Joe (August 21, 2018). "What happened to OneJet? The startup carrier is no longer offering Milwaukee service".
  18. ^ Fink, James. OneJet owes NFTA nearly $50,000 as Albany-Buffalo service ends, Buffalo Business First, November 6, 2018, Retrieved 2018-11-12
  19. ^ "OneJet Service Between Pittsburgh and Albany to Begin June 28". Aviationpros.com. June 15, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  20. ^ "OneJet, Ultimate Air merger means more destinations coming to Cincinnati, execs say". Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  21. ^ a b Mutzabaugh, Ben (October 3, 2017). "Backed by former Midwest Express CEO, OneJet expands in Milwaukee". USA Today. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  22. ^ a b c "OneJet announces new routes from PIT to Palm Beach, Kansas City and Memphis" (Press release). Pittsburgh International Airport. December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  23. ^ Oppenheimer, Lilly (June 11, 2016). "OneJet will be adding non-stop service from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, Louisville". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  24. ^ "ONEJET EXPANDS SERVICE TO INCLUDE NASHVILLE AND PROVIDENCE" (Press release). Pittsburgh International Airport. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  25. ^ "OneJet ends Omaha-to-Milwaukee service after 6 months". omaha.com. March 31, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  26. ^ Clift, Theresa (September 28, 2017). "Start date for OneJet's Pittsburgh-to-Providence flights delayed". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  27. ^ "Business jet startup plans inaugural service from RDU". PR Newswire. May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  28. ^ "OneJet Announces Additional Nonstop Destinations From Pittsburgh". PR Newswire. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.

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