JetBlue has made a minor equity investment in the private jet company JetSuite. JetSuite operates JetSuiteX, which flies 30 passengers jets out of private terminals.
Robin Hayes, the president and CEO of JetBlue, released a statement about the decision.
“JetBlue and JetSuite share a passion for delivering a high-quality customer experience at a competitive price point in underserved markets. Our investment in JetSuite makes sense as we continue to execute on our West Coast plan and invest in innovative ideas that reflect the disruptive spirit of JetBlue.”
JetSuiteX currently has flights to and from the California locations of Burbank, San Jose, Carlsbad, Concord, and Mammoth, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, and Bozeman, Montana, with more destinations to be added soon.
The service allows for a lot of the perks of private jet travel such as checking in just 15 minutes prior to take off, free wi-fi, checked bags, snacks, and drinks.
People who are currently using JetBlue’s loyalty program TrueBlue, will be able to earn additional points on the JetSuiteX flights as well.
JetSuite’s CEO, Alex Wilcox, said that the investment from JetBlue “will allow us to accelerate our growth.”