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JSX is an independent American regional airline that describes itself as a "hop-on jet service"[2] offering short-haul flights between Arizona, California, Nevada, and Washington in the United States. The airline sells its flights as public charters under DOT 14 CFR Part 380, and flights are operated by its subsidiary Delux Public Charter (as JSX Air) under FAA Part 135. It began operations in April 2016, and offers service to nine destinations as of August 2019.

JSX
Logo of JSX.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
XE JSX BIGSTRIPE
Founded2016
Commenced operationsApril 19, 2016
AOC #4DPA097O[1]
Operating bases
Fleet size14
Destinations9
Company slogan"Hop on"
Parent companyJetSuite
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
Key peopleAlex Wilcox (CEO)
Websitewww.jsx.com

HistoryEdit

 
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]

Corporate affairsEdit

JSX is a subsidiary of JetSuite, a private jet charter company with which it shares a headquarters in Dallas, Texas. JetBlue and Qatar Airways are minority shareholders in both JSX and JetSuite.[7] Its CEO is Alex Wilcox, who was a founding executive of both JetBlue and Kingfisher Airlines.[6]

DestinationsEdit

As of August 2019, JSX serves or has previously served the following destinations:[8]

State City Airport Notes Refs
Arizona Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Base
California Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport Base
Coachella Valley Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Seasonal [9]
Concord Buchanan Field Airport
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Yosemite Airport Seasonal [10]
Oakland Oakland International Airport Base
San Jose San Jose International Airport Terminated [11]
Santa Ana John Wayne Airport
Montana Bozeman Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Terminated [11]
Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Base
Washington Seattle King County International Airport

Codeshare agreementsEdit

JSX does not participate in any major global airline alliances, but holds codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

FleetEdit

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

As of September 2019, the JSX fleet comprises the following aircraft:

JSX Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ-135LR 13 2 30
Embraer ERJ-145LR 1 1 30
Total 14 3

ServicesEdit

JSX flights depart from private jet terminals, separate from the terminals used by traditional airlines.[12] 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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  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 c 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. ^ "California-based charter airline JetSuite plans 100-plane fleet, move to DFW". Dallas News. April 12, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "Our Destinations". JSX. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "JetSuiteX Announces The Return Of Hassle-Free Seasonal Flights To Coachella Valley In April". PR Newswire (Press release). PR Newswire Association LLC. January 23, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "JetSuiteX adds flights to Mammoth from Orange County". Sierra Wave Media. Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News. September 28, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "JetSuiteX to Introduce San Jose - Bozeman, Montana Service". PR Newswire (Press release). PR Newswire Association LLC. June 30, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  12. ^ 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 linksEdit

  Media related to JSX (airline) at Wikimedia Commons