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Updated: JSX Adds Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Cabo to Route Map

A JSX Embraer ERJ-135LR awaiting a flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

As we head into the dead of winter, airlines are doing one of two things: adding flights to warm leisure destinations or flights to winter-sport-orientated destinations. Dallas-based scheduled charter airline JSX has done just this and added flights to both a new winter sport hot spot and a sunny beach destination.

All flights will be operated onboard the carrier’s Embraer E135 or E145 aircraft.

Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

JSX has announced updates in their service offering to the largest city in Utah, one of the hotspots for skiing in the area, with flights to one destination beginning on Feb. 11, 2021.

Flights to Oakland, California will operate on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Feb. 11, 2021 until the end of April 2021. Flights to Burbank, California have already begun and will operate on the same days also until the end of April 2021.

In Salt Lake City, the carrier will operate out of the Atlantic Aviation building located on the eastern side of the airport grounds. JSX allows snowboard and skis to be checked for free.

The carrier had previously planned to operate flights from the Utahan city to Las Vegas and Burbank from the end of Jan. 2021. While Burbank service did begin, flights between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas were scrapped in favor of Oakland.

Los Angeles and Cabo

On Jan. 26, the United States implemented a mandatory negative Covid-19 test for all passengers arriving into the country from an international destination regardless of if they are an American citizen or not.

Despite the new rule on international arrivals, JSX has announced intentions to serve Cabo, Mexico from Los Angeles International Airport. LAX will be the third airport in the Los Angeles area served by the carrier, the other two being Orange County and Burbank.

This will be the second-longest scheduled flight operated by the carrier at 911 miles with a flight time of two hours and 30 minutes. The longest remains Dallas Love Field to Las Vegas at 1,067 miles.

Flights from Los Angeles will operate out of Signature Flight Support LAX and out of Los Cabos FBO in Mexico. The route will only have two round-trip flights total, and they will be nearly a month apart.

The first outbound from LAX is scheduled on Feb. 11, 2021 and the return flight on Feb. 15, 2021. The airline will run the circuit again in March, with the outbound service on March 4, 2021 and the return on March 7, 2021. One-way flights begin at $949 one-way ranging up to nearly $1,200.

This newest flight to Cabo brings up a couple of interesting points. JSX has always prided itself on allowing passengers to arrive only 20 minutes before departure and then hop onto flights. With this international flight, passengers now must arrive at least one hour prior to departure, which is still much better than an international flight out of the main terminal at LAX.

JSX also prides itself in allowing a simple experience. But with the new Covid-19 rules just put into place, returning from an international destination isn’t as easy as it used to be.

It will be interesting to see if this newest flight to Cabo will stick around past March, or if JSX will only have the two round-trips and be done with it.

All flights are subject to schedule changes.

Joey Gerardi


  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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