OMAHA, Neb. (Dec. 14, 2016) – Jet Linx Aviation, a personalized private jet company headquartered in Omaha with nationwide service through its 14 Base locations, finishes 2016 with steady growth in its client roster, total aircraft and overall operations. This year, 32 aircraft were added to the fleet, bringing the total count to 82, ranging from light, mid, super mid and heavy jets. In addition, Jet Linx saw more than a 20 percent increase in Jet Card holders, bringing the total number to 1,200 members.
“Our growth demonstrates the need that we have filled in the private aviation industry for a more localized customer service experience with all of the advantages of a national provider,” said Jamie Walker, President & CEO of Jet Linx. “We are in the business of personal aviation, with a differentiated business model that elevates expectations.”
New Base Locations
Due to growing service demand, Jet Linx Aviation added two new Base locations this year, expanding their presence to Nashville, Tenn. (BNA) and Fort Worth, Texas (FTW) with a local service team, planes, pilots, and a private terminal (in Fort Worth)—all of which add up to a level of unparalleled personal service and value. The addition of these new bases also contributed to overall team growth, with Jet Linx adding 178 team members (including pilots and day-to-day operations staff), bringing the total number of employees nationwide to over 400.
Miles Up In The Air
Jet Linx, which manages the third largest part 135 fleet, also made strides while in flight. Jet Linx concludes 2016 with more than a 20 percent increase in miles flown since last year, totaling 58 million miles since inception. Peak travel times including the Thanksgiving season, aided in breaking previous company records, with 140 legs flown on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and 174 on Sunday, Nov. 27. On the international front, Jet Linx achieved authorization to operate in Cuba, granting Jet Card holders and aircraft owners the ability to travel to Havana and 11 other airports in Cuba upon securing the required visas.
Achieving Highest Safety Standards
Jet Linx is among the four percent of aircraft operators that have earned an ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating once again this year, the highest safety rating awarded to an operator which has been presented to Jet Linx every year since 2005. In addition, Jet Linx attained The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification in 2016 (the highest IS-BAO rating), which has become a globally accepted “gold seal” for business aviation operations attesting to the highest standards in safety and efficiency, placing Jet Linx in the top one percent of all operators for safety.
For more information about Jet Linx, service experience and Jet Card benefits, and aircraft management visit www.jetlinx.com.