Photo Courtesy of JetSuiteJetSuite has been one of the nation's quickest-growing luxury private jet companies and they announced some pretty big changes this month. Not only have they expanded their fleet to double its previous size, those 15 new planes will be customized Cessna Citation CJ3's. Not only are the planes design to fly overwater, they're pretty powerful and can apparently climb to 45,000 feet in a mere 27 minutes and can cruise at up to 480 miles per hour.
Bookings for the fleet expansion began on October 9, with flights beginning November 19 and just in time for holiday travel. The CJ3's addition allows the fleet to fly farther and fit more people than ever before. They can fly up to 2,000 miles and fit six passengers, plus a seventh if you really need to but they'll have to sit on a smaller seat that faces sideways.
During the first year of service, the CJ3 will be flying "between any points east of the Mississippi and from the East to and from Aspen and Vail, and through Eastern Canada and the Caribbean." Since the new fleet is designed for overwater flights, more nonstop opportunities open up, meaning that it's going to take less time to get to where you need to be then it would on average flights.
“Many of our customers have been asking us to provide the JetSuite experience in an aircraft with more seats and a longer range, and we've listened. Through months of hard work with our new partner Cessna, we have created the JetSuite Edition CJ3, which offers unbeatable value, range and free WiFi. JetSuite will also offer its signature instant, guaranteed online pricing for all CJ3 flights, furthering our mission to provide private jet travel to more people and distances than ever before,” comments JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox.
For under $11,000 each way, members of JetSuite's SuiteKey will be able to fly between New York and many Florida hotspots, like Boca Raton and Naples. The price just proves that private jet travel can be for anyone nowadays, not only government officials and debutantes.