The U.S.’s fourth largest private jet company JetSuite launches JetSuiteX, a new public charter operator, and is now offering weekday service to Los Angeles and Las Vegas from Concord.
JetSuiteX will connect Burbank Bob Hope Airport with Contra Costa County’s Buchanan Field in Concord on luxuriously configured Embraer 135 aircraft — with introductory fares starting from just $109* each way. JetSuiteX will offer service to Las Vegas on Friday nights, returning to Concord on Sunday afternoons.
All flights may be purchased by visiting jetsuitex.com, by downloading the JetSuiteX app, or by calling 800 IflyJSX. (435-9579).
The service offers a private jet experience that is affordable and accessible to a broad audience through public charter. JetSuiteX will provide many of the comforts usually associated with private jet travel but for the price of a traditional airline seat, offering:
- 30 luxurious wide seats per aircraft with legroom comparable to domestic airlines’ business class service;
- only three seats per row—a single and a double— offering additional space with a side table that may be used for work or play;
- free WiFi and inflight entertainment onboard streamed to passengers’ personal devices; and
- service only from private jet terminals (FBOs) so the experience will be faster and more comfortable, with no major airport delays, security lines, or long walks through giant terminals.
- Buchanan Field even offers free parking, a huge benefit for business travelers used to paying high-priced airport parking.
For Concord and the Diablo Area, JetSuiteX is a convenient and faster alternative to traveling via larger congested airports, including Oakland and SFO, or signing up and paying monthly subscriptions to small propeller airplanes. Through private jet facilities at Burbank Bob Hope Airport and Buchanan Field, you have travel-friendly options of no crowded terminals, long security lines, or stadium-sized parking lots.
The management team behind JetSuiteX includes principles that launched JetBlue, including CEO Alex Wilcox who was one of JetBlue’s founding directors and the airline’s third employee.
“For travelers on the busy SF-LA corridor, JetSuiteX now offers a real choice – a private jet style experience for the price of an airline seat. Many of our private jet customers have been asking us to provide the JetSuite experience in an aircraft with more seats and longer range, and we’ve listened. The E135 is the perfect aircraft for a family vacation, group sports trip, or destination wedding, so people can even charter the whole aircraft very cost effectively,” said JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox.
“Contra Costa is happy to partner with JetSuiteX to give our residents and business interests another option for travel to Southern California,” said Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, whose district includes airport property. “Buchanan Field is an important County asset, and we look forward to the new opportunities that this service will offer our residents.”
JetSuite has provided high-end private jet service since 2009. With the acquisition of ten Embraer E135 jets, the operator is branching out into public charter service, where a private jet experience may actually be purchased by a single seat. JetSuite will also use the new aircraft for private charter, where the whole jet may be chartered for around $8,000 per hour (or just $300 per person per hour for a group of 30).
Additional routes to be announced soon to major western markets, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Phoenix. For more information about retail flights and private jet membership, visit www.jetsuite.com.
*Lowest fares require two weeks’ advance purchase. Seats on sale from April 5 for travel from April 19 through July 31.