JSX Lands Coveted Spot On Fast Company's List Of “The World's Most Innovative Companies For 2020”

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The Hop-On Air Service Is Ranked One of the Top 5 Most Innovative Companies in the Travel Category

JSX's fleet is comprised of 30-seat, Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft.

JSX––the revolutionary hop-on air service dedicated to making short-haul air travel simple, joyful, and reliable––has been named today by Fast Company as one of the world’s “Most Innovative Companies for 2020,” ranked within the top 5 in the travel category.

The prestigious annual list—released today—honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features 434 businesses from across 39 countries.

“We’re deeply honored to have been selected for Fast Company’s highly-regarded list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020,” notes JSX CEO, Alex Wilcox. “Over the past four years, JSX has increasingly filled a gap in the domestic market for short-haul travel, connecting travelers to the most desirable destinations for weekend getaways and frequent business trips. Through it all, we have steadfastly committed to the vision of placing joy back into the flying through our hassle-free, hop on air service –– a differentiator that truly distinguishes us from the set.”

Now more than ever, specifically in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, many intrepid travelers are seeking alternative modes of less crowded travel & transportation, namely short-haul private jet travel. Fortunately, when it comes to the West Coast, JSX––the go-to hop-on air service allows travelers to ‘Keep Calm and Hop On’—offering a viable, crowd-free and carefree form of short-haul air travel. As the appeal of private jet travel continues to boom—and not just for the super-rich—travelers are flocking to private jet and charter plane brokerage companies, looking to avoid the closed-in, cattle-car environment of an average commercial plane. JSX provides an affordable alternative with fares starting at $89 one-way while allowing travelers to arrive just 20 minutes before departure at private terminals. Companies may also privately charter JSX’s fleet of 30-seat aircraft for essential workers to and from plants and server farms as a solution to the current travel restrictions.

Founded in 2016, the Dallas-based company has amassed a reputation for joyful, simple, and reliable air travel by providing seamless ‘hop-on air service’ for all, hospitable customer service, line-free/hassle-free travel with a quick, effortless security screening process that far exceeds TSA requirements, and premium in-flight service that every traveler deserves and more importantly, desires.

Recently honored by Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) as the 2020 “Best Overall Regional” air carrier in North America, JSX is dramatically improving air travel for thousands of travelers each month by offering the hassle-free experience of flying between private terminals on 30-seat, Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. With more than 500 weekly flights focused on destinations within 500 miles of each other, the young jet service has quickly become the go-to flying option that efficiently gets travelers to where they want to be, whether for work, play, or both.

Beyond the increasing frequency of short-haul flights and route network expansion, JSX’s success can be attributed to its forward-thinking mindset of simply offering travelers what they want through a variety of distinctive amenities and services, such as:

  •     Arriving just 20 minutes before departure
  •     Seamlessly checking in up to three complimentary free bags
  •     All seats come with business-class leg room along with free snacks and drinks, including cocktails.
  •     Pet-Friendly: JSX charges $0 for pets in under-seat carriers
  •     JSX counts on JetBlue as a codeshare partner; TrueBlue members may earn points on JSX flights

Furthermore, JSX is an industry leader in corporate social responsibility, embracing practices that underscore their ethos of inclusivity. A few highlights include being recently designated as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”, earning a score of 100 within the 2020 Corporate Equality Index; and being the First Autism Awareness Certified air carrier.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2020, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

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ABOUT JSX
Founded in 2016, JSX is a hop-on air service that’s faster on the ground, more comfortable in the air and competitively priced with flights starting from $89 each way. Recently honored by Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) as the 2020 “Best Overall Regional” air carrier in North America, JSX flies more than 500 weekly flights and focuses on connecting highly desirable business and leisure markets within 500 miles which means customers can save up to two hours each time they fly by avoiding crowded airports and long drives. JSX offers many industry-leading features including:

  •     Arrive just 20 minutes before the flight from private jet terminals with no long check-in lines or waiting at crowded gates;
  •     A quick, effortless security screening process that far exceeds TSA requirements;
  •     Valet parking and beautifully appointed lounges with free WiFi;
  •     A bright, spacious, modern cabin interior, featuring:
  •     30 comfortable leather seats, each with legroom comparable to domestic airlines' first-class service;
  •     Power outlets at every row; (high-speed internet service is set to launch in summer 2020);
  •     Free amenities for all customers including two checked bags, drinks, snacks, and complimentary cocktails inflight;
  •     Deplaning and baggage retrieval within minutes of arrival;
  •     First Autism Awareness Certified Airline
  •     “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”, earning a score of 100 within the 2020 Corporate Equality Index

JSX flights may be booked directly through http://www.jsx.com or through codeshare partner JetBlue on multiple online travel sites. TrueBlue members may earn points on JSX flights.

JSX currently serves seven destinations daily from Burbank (BUR), Orange County (SNA), Oakland (OAK), East Bay/Napa/Concord (CCR), Las Vegas (LAS), Seattle-Boeing Field (BFI) and Phoenix (PHX) as well as seasonal service to Mammoth Lakes, Monterey and pop-up service to music festivals and other special events. JSX is adding service from Reno/Lake Tahoe on May 8, 2020.

JSX’s luxuriously appointed Embraer 135 and 145 jets may also be chartered for group trips, corporate events or other travel. For a custom quote, contact 800-iFLYJSX.

ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine of the Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at http://www.fastcompany.com

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