By Joey Gerardi
JSX Adds Two More Destinations
Dallas-based JSX has announced the addition of two more destinations to its route map. This comes just a month after its last new destination announcement last month when it announced Gunnison/Crested Butte in Colorado. The two destinations they have announced are Orlando, via the Orlando Intl. Airport, and Rifle which is located in Colorado. Each new destination will have two nonstop destinations, adding another four to the airline’s ever-growing route map
Orlando flights will start on Dec. 15, 2022, operating to Dallas Love Field on a once-daily basis. Other flights will operate from Westchester County in New York beginning on Dec.22, 2022, and will also operate on a daily basis from Orlando. Orlando will be the third destination the airline serves in the state of Florida, the other two being Destin-Executive, which they serve during the summer months, and Miami Intl. which sees year-round service from Westchester, Winter seasonal service to Dallas Love Field, and Summer seasonal flights to Destin-Executive.
The second city they have announced is Rifle, Colorado, a community that from the looks of it has never seen airline service and JSX will be the first airline to operate here. Adding another airport to the airline system in the United States. From here they will start flights on Dec. 16, 2022, and operate to Dallas Love Field two-to-three times a week. In addition, they will also start nonstop flights to Burbank, Calif. on Jan. 12, 2023, which will also operate on a two-to-three time-a-week basis. Service to Rile will be winter seasonal, but the airline has yet to announce when the flights will end in the springtime and continue as far out as the airline is booking flights, the end of March 2023.
Rifle, also appears on the airlines’ website as Rifle/Aspen/Vail, the latter two of which are popular ski towns in the area. It is also odd that they are showing as both are at least an hour’s drive from Rifle during good weather when snow isn’t affecting the driving time and the highways aren’t a complete mess. Aspen is 1 hour and 15-minutes, and Vail is 1 hour and 30-minutes, again, this driving time is an estimate during good weather. Grand Junction, Colo. is another bigger city that is located only an hour’s drive from Rifle, closer than either Vail or Aspen yet it isn’t listed anywhere on the carrier’s site as an alternative for that city.
As the flights were just announced and are still months out, they have not yet announced where they will be departing from at either airport but are expected to be either an FBO or a private terminal. All flights are scheduled to operate on the carriers Embraer E135 or E145 both of which have 30-seat.