JSX
IATA ICAO Callsign
XE JSX BIGSTRIPE
FoundedApril 19, 2016; 8 years ago (2016-04-19)
AOC #4DPA097O[1]
Operating bases
Fleet size48
Destinations22
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
Key peopleAlex Wilcox (CEO)
Websitejsx.com

JetSuiteX, Inc. (commonly known as JSX) is an American air carrier in the United States and Mexico that describes itself as a "hop-on jet service"[2] that operates point-to-point flights between and within Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Texas in the United States and Baja California Sur in Mexico.[3][4]

For regulatory purposes, JSX is setup as public charter operator and does not directly operate aircraft. JSX charters a 30-seat Embraer regional jet operated by a subsidiary and then resells seats on that aircraft to the public. Because charter operators have lower TSA screening requirements for passengers, the arrangement allows JSX to utilize fixed-based operator terminals, offering a more private jet-like experience for their customers.

JSX operates Embraer ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 aircraft, each retrofitted with 30 seats, removed overhead bins, and in-row power.

History

The airline was originally founded as JetSuiteX in April 2016. According to chief executive officer (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.[5][6] Wilcox attributes these phenomena in part to long wait times in airports.[5][7][6]

The company started operations on April 19, 2016, with its first flight between Burbank and Concord, both in California.[8]

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

In September 2020, Orange County Board of Supervisors notified JSX that the airline would be barred from operating flights to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, starting January 1, 2021.[9][10] Wilcox publicly addressed the situation through emails and social media, and a customer outreach program invited fliers to voice support for the carrier to continue its flights to Orange County.[10] On December 14, 2020, JSX filed a lawsuit against the airport, stating that it has “refused to offer any accommodations” to the carrier and that the airport “discriminatorily chose" the termination "in favor of two large airlines [Allegiant and Spirit Airlines]." The first of the two operates the same routes from the airport as JSX.[11] On December 23, 2020, the airline was granted a temporary restraining order against the airport, preventing airport officials from terminating the airline's operations on the planned date of January 1, 2021. A spokeswoman told a news outlet that the airport will comply with the order.[12] JSX continues to operate from the airport.

Corporate affairs

JetBlue and Qatar Airways are minority shareholders in JSX.[13][14] CEO Alex Wilcox was a founding executive of both JetBlue and Kingfisher Airlines.[8]

For regulatory purposes, JSX is setup as public charter operator and does not directly operate aircraft. JetSuiteX, Inc. charters a 30-seat Embraer regional jet operated by its subsidiary Delux Public Charter, LLC (doing business as JSX Air or Taos Air) and then resells seats on that aircraft to the public. Because charter operators have lower TSA screening requirements for passengers, the arrangement allows JSX to utilize fixed-based operator terminals, offering a more private jet-like experience for their customers.[15][16][17]

Destinations

JSX serves or has previously served the following destinations as of April 2024:[3]

Country (State) City Airport Notes Ref.
The Bahamas Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Airport Terminated [18]
Mexico Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas International Airport
San Jose del Cabo Los Cabos International Airport Terminated
United States (Arizona) Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminated
Scottsdale Scottsdale Airport Base [19]
United States (California) Burbank Hollywood Burbank Airport Base
Carlsbad McClellan–Palomar Airport [20]
Coachella Valley Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Terminated [21]
Concord Buchanan Field Airport
Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport
Mammoth Lakes Mammoth Yosemite Airport Terminated
Monterey Monterey Regional Airport Seasonal
Oakland San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport
Orange County John Wayne Airport
San Diego San Diego International Airport Terminated
San Jose San Jose International Airport Terminated [22]
United States (Colorado) Broomfield Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport [23]
Gunnison Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport
Rifle Garfield County Regional Airport Terminated
United States (Florida) Boca Raton Boca Raton Airport Seasonal [24]
Destin Destin Executive Airport Seasonal
Miami Miami International Airport Terminated
Miami Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport Base [25]
Orlando Orlando International Airport Terminated
United States (Montana) Bozeman Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Terminated [22]
United States (Nevada) Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport Base
Reno Reno-Tahoe International Airport
United States (New Jersey) Morristown Morristown Municipal Airport Seasonal [24]
United States (New Mexico) Taos Taos Regional Airport Terminated
United States (New York) Westchester County Westchester County Airport
United States (North Carolina) Pinehurst Moore County Airport Terminated [26]
United States (Tennessee) Nashville Nashville International Airport Terminated
United States (Texas) Austin Austin–Bergstrom International Airport Terminated [27]
Austin Executive Airport Terminated [27]
Dallas Dallas Love Field Base
Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay Resort Jet Center Terminated [28]
Houston William P. Hobby Airport
Lajitas Lajitas International Airport
United States (Utah) Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International Airport Terminated
United States (Washington) Seattle Boeing Field Terminated

Codeshare agreements

JSX does not participate in any major global airline alliances, but holds a codeshare agreement with JetBlue, which includes JetBlue's TrueBlue loyalty program.

It is possible also for passengers to enter United Airlines MileagePlus numbers to earn miles on JSX.

Since all flights operate from private FBO terminals, there are no ticketing or baggage agreements at any location.

Fleet

Customers hopping on a JSX jet in Burbank.
Customers boarding a JSX jet in Burbank.

The JSX fleet comprises the following aircraft:[1]

JSX Fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ-135 16 30
Embraer ERJ-145 32 1x1 seating[29][30]
Total 48

Services

JSX flights depart from private jet terminals separate from the passenger terminals used by Part 121 and some Part 135 airlines, commonly referred to as FBOs.[31] In most locations, the facility is operated by JSX, while in some, JSX utilizes existing facilities managed by other companies.[32] JSX utilizes the TSA Secure Flight program and additional passive security measures, including explosive and weapons detection.[33]

References

  1. ^ a b "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 "Where We Fly". JSX. April 15, 2024. Retrieved April 19, 2024.
  4. ^ "Dallas-based air carrier JSX starting direct flights from Love Field to Vegas, Pinehurst resort". Dallas News. June 17, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Thurber, Matt (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX Launches EMB-135 Service from Burbank to Concord". Aviation International News. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Mutzabaugh, Ben (April 5, 2016). "JetSuiteX to try 'private jet experience' on scheduled flights". USA Today. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Cota-Robles, Marc (April 6, 2016). "Private-jet company to offer cheap charter flights to Bay Area". KGO-TV. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Griffith, Ivy (September 2020). "John Wayne Airport Cancels Contract with JSX; Can it be Saved?". Celeb Magazine. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Flores, Luca (September 12, 2020). "JSX Banned from SNA, Asks Customers for Help". Airways Magazine. Airways International, Inc. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Nguyen, Lilly (December 15, 2020). "JSX files lawsuit against Orange County, John Wayne Airport after operation rights terminated". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  12. ^ Siebenmark, Jerry (December 28, 2020). "Judge Allows JSX To Temporarily Continue SNA Flights". AIN Online. The Convention News Company, Inc. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "California-based charter airline JetSuite plans 100-plane fleet, move to DFW". Dallas News. April 12, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ Lau, Stuart “Kipp” (October 2, 2023). "The Fight Against Public Charter Providers is Heating Up". Aviation International News. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  16. ^ "Are JSX And SkyWest Charter Legal? The Fight Over Part 380 and Part 135 – Cranky Flier". August 21, 2023. Retrieved April 19, 2024.
  17. ^ Jonesyoung, Stephen; Leff, Gary (October 25, 2023). "A Public Interest Comment on Public Charter Operations". George Mason University, Mercatus Center. Retrieved April 18, 2024.
  18. ^ "JSX Adds Miami Opa-Locka – Marsh Harbour From Dec 2023". Aeroroutes. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  19. ^ "JSX to shift from Phoenix to Scottsdale". PaxEd.Aero. December 13, 2023. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  20. ^ "JSX Moves San Diego Service to Carlsbad From Oct 2023". Aeroroutes. Retrieved September 18, 2023.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ "Dallas-based JSX adds Colorado stop from Love Field to private jet service". Dallas News. May 12, 2022. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  24. ^ a b "This Semi-private Jet Company Just Launched 3 New Routes to Florida". Travel and Leisure. Retrieved November 14, 2023.
  25. ^ "JSX Shifts Miami Service to Opa-Locka Executive From late-Sep 2023". Aeroroutes. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  26. ^ Donelson, Dave (June 11, 2020). "New Fly/Play Opportunity from Westchester to Pinehurst Resort". Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  27. ^ a b "Jet company leaving AUS, will move operations to Austin Executive Airport". November 21, 2023. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  28. ^ "JSX NOW OFFERING DIRECT SERVICE TO HORSESHOE BAY RESORT'S PRIVATE JET CENTER FROM LOVE FIELD". The Golf Wire. June 23, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  29. ^ "Frequently asked questions". JSX. Retrieved May 20, 2023.
  30. ^ "JSX Air Embraer ERJ-145 Seat Map – Updated 2022. Find the best seat | SeatMaps".
  31. ^ Velotta, Richard (May 18, 2016). "Jet Suite to offer luxury travel between California and Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  32. ^ "JSX | Flying With Us". www.jsx.com. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  33. ^ "JSX | Frequently Asked Questions". www.jsx.com. JSX. Retrieved July 6, 2020.

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