Tony Hsieh is appointed to board of directors at JetSuite


JetSuite gets $7 million investment funding

JetSuite has announced the
appointment of chief executive officer Tony Hsieh to its board of
directors, leading the brand’s latest $7 million round of investment funding.
Hsieh joins current JetSuite board members chief executive Alex Wilcox, JetBlue
and Azul founder and airline innovator David Neeleman, and chairman of the board
Art Samberg at the company’s helm. Neeleman joined the company’s board when he
invested in the business in October 2010.

JetSuite’s latest round of
investment funding will allow the company to grow its fleet of Embraer Phenom
100 aircraft, adding two new aircraft this year and continuing with its expansion
plans for 2012 and beyond. The airline currently serves various SuiteSpots
throughout the Southwest and offers travel to and from the continental United States, Canada
and Mexico.

“This is a dream team
board for a disruptive business such as ours,” said Wilcox. “Our
board brings the perfect combination of visionary experience, proven results
and new distribution models for old products, all of which will contribute
mightily to our re-invention of the private jet industry.”

“I’ve always been
passionate about delivering unique experiences and great customer
service,” remarks Hsieh. “JetSuite provides a level of service
unparalleled in the airline industry. I’m excited to be a part of this
innovative company.”

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