Jet Linx Expands With New Salt Lake City Base; CEO Brent Wouters Looks to the Future

Private aviation company Jet Linx announced its 22nd location at Salt Lake City International Airport yesterday.

(Omaha, Nebraska) Private aviation company Jet Linx announced the opening of its 22nd location at Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC, FAA LID: SLC) yesterday, on January 3rd - achieving one of many of the company’s goals for 2024 and the future.

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Photo of Jet Linx’s flagship Omaha terminal courtesy of Jet Linx, by Emma Morem.

A press release from JetLinx explains that the new SLC base will strengthen the company’s presence in the Mountain West region - adding to established base locations in Denver and Scottsdale - and provide localized jet services to Jet Linx’s Utah-based aircraft owners and jet card members.

"We're thrilled to bring Jet Linx's extraordinary standard of customer service to Aircraft Owners and Jet Card Members in the Salt Lake City area," said Jet Linx Chief Executive Officer Brent Wouters.

Jet Linx opened its first private terminal in Omaha, Nebraska in 1999 and has expanded to 22 bases nationwide since then. This past October, the company unveiled its flagship private terminal at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jet Linx plans for further national expansion as part of its strategic growth initiative to increase fleet size and grow Jet Card clientele, according to today’s press release. As of today, the company maintains about 110 airplanes in its fleet.

“On the fleet side, we’re really trying to obtain the most efficient airplanes,” Wouters told The FLY Report. “We’re making a concerted effort to bring new aircraft into the fleet. Specifically, we have a growing fleet of Citation XLS and XLS+’s - the largest segment of our fleet today - and Challenger 604 and 605’s; a lot in the super-midsize category. We believe we also have some really good opportunities in the pipeline in the heavy jet space as well.”

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Photo of Jet Linx’s CEO Brent Wouters (L) and Chairman Jamie Walker (R), courtesy of Jet Linx.

In that vein, Wouters explained that he is very focused on growing Jet Linx’s international capabilities.

“That’s a relatively small part of our business today, and we are putting significant investment into growing our international trip offerings” he said.

As for Jet Linx's management and jet card offerings, Wouters is focused on simultaneously making the company's management offerings more valuable, and its jet card offerings simpler.

“We introduced new term offerings for our jet cards on October 1st, and we went to great lengths to make Jet Linx more competitive on round-trip and long-haul offerings over three hours," Wouters said. "We’ve put a lot of effort into making our offerings simpler, more attractive, and less expensive.”

Wouters explained that on the domestic front, Jet Linx remains focused on expanding both its broad domestic and East Coast capabilities.

“We have, until now, been a small player in the North-South East Coast charter business; we’re investing heavily in that route and on the entire East Coast, and I want it to be in a meaningful way,” Wouters said. “We have a fabulous East Coast team led by two fantastic women, and I intend to give them as much support as I can.”

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