Aircraft management, joint ownership and jet card membership company Jet Linx Aviation has officially opened its first base location serving the south Florida market. Jet Linx Miami, its new private terminal at Miami-Opa Locka Executive airport, is the company's 20th location.
The company has also acquired Boca Raton airport-based charter and aircraft management company Southern Jet, establishing its second Florida base location and 21st location nationwide.
“Jet Linx Miami and Jet Linx Boca Raton represent our commitment to serving the south Florida community with our unique, local, five star private jet services,” says president and CEO Jamie Walker. “We continue to see increasingly strong demand in Florida and have been focused on pursuing acquisition opportunities to expand our facilities and operations in the marketplace. I am very proud to introduce our first dedicated private terminal in Miami and to establish Jet Linx Boca Raton, catering to the needs of local aircraft owners and jet card members, as well as serving the demand to the region from our New York Teterboro base in New Jersey and other northeastern locations. We look forward to providing in south Florida what we have come to be known for throughout the country; the finest private aviation experience and incomparable standards of five star service excellence.”
The acquisition of Southern Jet, the company's fifth acquisition since 2015, affirms its strategic plan to acquire select local operators in the cities it serves to help complement its organic growth. Walker adds: “We are thrilled to add the team at Southern Jet to our Jet Linx family of locations and have them join our south Florida expansion plans. They're a top-notch team and organisation, and their approach to providing the very best in local customer service and commitment to safety makes for an easy integration.”
Over the last six years, Jet Linx has acquired Meridian's aircraft management and charter business in Teterboro, New jersey, ProJet Aviation in Washington DC, Flight Concepts in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Elliott Aviation's aircraft management and charter business in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jet Linx Miami provides local aircraft owners, jet card members and joint owners with a private terminal inspired by Miami's vibrant hospitality and reputation as a dynamic cultural epicentre. Designed by Tammy Edmonds Design, the firm that created the Jet Linx private terminals in Boston, Chicago and Nashville, the 3,200 sq ft space blends modern minimalism with Mediterranean Revival-inspired elements to create a distinctive Miami atmosphere. There are multiple seating and lounge areas, a conference room and executive lounge as well as a complimentary bar and café outside the hustle and bustle of a traditional FBO.
The advent of Jet Linx Miami and Jet Linx Boca Raton represent the continuation of a significant period of growth and expansion for Jet Linx, including the launch of private terminals in new markets and the pursuit of enhancements to existing base locations across the US. Since January 2021, Jet Linx has opened a new private terminal in San Antonio, broken ground on a new Jet Linx Omaha flagship facility that will open in 2022 and completed a renovation of its Jet Linx Dallas private terminal. The company also became the first operator to receive ARGUS's new Platinum Elite safety ranking in October 2021. It plans to continue expanding its business in existing markets as well as developing new markets in 2022.