JetSuite grounds fleet, furloughs staff


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JetSuite, a leading US light jet operator, has grounded its fleet due to Covid-19. It is also furloughing staff.

The operator’s website is closed apart from a statement saying:

“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting state of emergency around the country has caused an unforeseeable, dramatic downturn in the entire aviation industry and our business in particular. As a result, effective April 15, 2020, we have grounded our fleet and furloughed most of our crewmembers. For those of you who were scheduled to fly this week or in the weeks ahead, please accept our deepest apologies for this sudden, but unavoidable and necessary, cancellation of all flights until further notice. With our call center now closed, you may contact us by email at [email protected]so we may gather your information and follow-up accordingly.”

Around 120 people work for the company.

JetSuite’s investors include JetBlue Airways, Qatar Airways and Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. Sister company JetSuite X is continuing to operate a reduced service.