New Jet Service To Vegas To Debut From Private Terminal At San Diego Airport
In a one-of-a-kind air service here, carrier JSX will launch scheduled non-stop flights between San Diego and Las Vegas next month, designed to be more like a private flight experience.
Scheduled to begin on April 9, flights will be operated from the Signature Flight Support terminal at San Diego Airport, which is reserved for private aviation activities such as charter flights, private aircraft departures and arrivals, catering services and hangars for the storage of private jets.
There will be twice daily flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with only one flight on Saturday.
JSX, which is approaching its fifth anniversary, operates in 14 markets, four of which are seasonal.
“At the heart of our business is providing the masses with the amenities that are exclusive to private flights,” said Randy McKinney, COO of JSX. “It’s about reducing congestion, more space on the plane, avoiding long security lines and not waiting on bags.
“San Diego has been on our radar for a while and fits geographically into our current base. With more than 3 million people, it is an attractive clientele.
While there are many commercial flights offering non-stop service between San Diego and Las Vegas, JSX says it is not its intention to compete with the larger airlines. Its flights, McKinney says, are aimed at people who want an alternative to the more ubiquitous commercial flights.
“In April, when it all stopped, it hit us all,” he said. “We realized that there was still a high demand for JSX, and customers still had business needs and wanted a secure way to do it. We also saw unique demands in recreation, where people wanted to go outdoors, go to the beach, and ski. And Vegas continued to be in high demand for outdoor activities.
Fares start at $ 99 one-way and include at least two checked bags, onboard cocktails, and gourmet snacks.
“The new service on JSX gives San Diego a different kind of flying experience than other airlines,” said San Diego Airport spokesperson Sabrina LoPiccolo. “Any new service to a popular destination like Las Vegas is welcome and benefits our community. “
JSX year-round destinations include Oakland and Concord in the East Bay area of California, Reno, Burbank, Orange Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas and Houston, and now San Diego.