Jet Linx, the private aviation company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. with 14 locally-operated Base locations nationwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Daut as Base President of the Northeast Region, effective immediately. Mr. Daut will be responsible for leading Jet Linx’s expansion into the Northeast of the United States, including major new markets for the company such as New York and Boston. As the company determines whether to open a Base terminal at Tererboro Airport, Westchester County Airport or both, Jet Linx will also open a New York City sales and development office. The announcements were made by President and CEO Jamie Walker.
“We have been studying the Northeast market since early last year,” said Mr. Walker. “Although we see significant saturation, with a lot of noise in the market, we do not see differentiation nor companies providing our level of support for the local Jet Card or Aircraft Management client. We therefore see a great opportunity to serve the Northeast market with our unique service offerings, just as we have seen in Washington D.C. the last two years.”
Mr. Daut, a former NetJets executive, joins Jet Linx with more than 25 years of industry experience, having built an extensive network of relationships with leading companies in aviation, technology and sales. Prior to joining the team, John was the Vice Presidnt of Sales at NetJets, responsible for strategic planning across the New England market as well as the Asian market. He has also held the Exectuive Vice President position at Marquis Jet, where he helped further the business financially by growing its presence across the United States. Most recently, John held the Northeast Regional Vice President position at Nextant, working with broader aviation ecosystem of operators, brokers, maintenance, legal, compliance and finance professionals. Over the last decade John has focused primarily on the private aviation industry.
“I am excited to bring Jet Linx’s differentiated business model to major markets within the Northeast,” said Mr. Daut. “Jet Linx has continued to grow its presence strategically and now is the perfect time to expand here and offer a truly elevated private aviation experience for both aircraft owners and Jet Card clients.”