This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Public charter provider JSX has added new service markets while it exits another. Starting November 20, it will offer daily, round-trip flights between Dallas Love Field and Houston Hobby Airport using its 30-seat Embraer 145 regional jets in a business-class configuration.
“Texas has been in our sights for a long time and I am thrilled to introduce our unique way of flying to the Lone Star State,” said JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. “Although the pandemic slowed our growth plans, which were on pace to more than double for the fifth consecutive year, we are seeing an upward trend in bookings due to our award-winning service and the crowd-free alternative JSX provides to commercial air travel.”
The addition of Houston Hobby follows the establishment of round-trip service between Hollywood Burbank International Airport and Reno-Tahoe (Nevada) International Airport. JSX is operating daily service on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday on that route.
About two years ago JSX relocated its headquarters from Irvine, California, to Dallas, where it has been offering once-a-week roundtrip flights to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas since mid-June.
Despite the new routes, JSX has ended service between Boeing Field in Seattle and Oakland International Airport, which it wasn’t able to sustain because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “JSX, unfortunately, had to make the tough choice to pull back service until the travel climate stabilizes and demand returns (in Seattle),” according to a statement from the company.