Seattleites will have a new option for flying to Portland starting in April when charter-jet operator JetSuite, aka JSX, launches service between Seattle’s King County International Airport-Boeing Field and Portland International Airport.
Dallas-based JSX plans to offer five daily round-trip flights to Oregon’s big city on 30-seat jets flying out of private terminals in Seattle and Portland. The airline prides itself on offering “hop-on” jet service from private terminals for the cost of a commercial air ticket ― with flights starting at $49 each way.
JSX’s new Portland service will compete with compete with Alaska Airlines’ Portland flights, offered out of Sea-Tac Airport and Paine Field in Everett.
“In 2016, we set out to create an entirely new air travel experience designed to make flying between short distances simple, joyful and reliable," says Alex Wilcox, chief executive officer of JSX. "In just four years, we have grown to more than 2,200 monthly flights, clear evidence that this type of unique air service is filling a void left by major carriers while meeting the previously unfulfilled needs of business and leisure travelers alike.”
Including the new Portland service, JSX’s network will feature flights to eight destinations, including Seattle; Orange County, Concord/East Bay, Oakland and Burbank in California; Phoenix; and seasonal service to Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in California.
“The ease and comfort of the JSX ‘hop on jet service’ combined with the convenience of arriving at Boeing Field ― just 15 minutes from downtown Seattle ― means travelers can save up to two hours each time they fly between the two cities,” JSX says.