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JSX Moves Out of Larger Airports

One of JSX’s Embraer E145s (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Dallas-based air carrier JSX has started moving out of some of the larger airports it serves, specifically in two specific cities.

In Miami, the carrier currently operates from Miami International to Dallas Love Field and Westchester, N.Y., along with new winter seasonal flights that operate to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas. But, starting on Sept. 26, 2023, the carrier will be moving all of its Miami area flights eight miles north to nearby Opa-Locka Airport.

JSX operates from private terminals and hangars at the various airports it serves. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Shifting on the West Coast

This was only the start, as this week the carrier just announced its second move out of a large international airport: San Diego, which has service to Las Vegas and Taos, N.M., the latter of the two is served in conjunction with Taos Air.

Starting Oct. 5, 2023, JSX will be moving nearly 30 miles north to Carlsbad, Calif., which the carrier calls “San Diego/Carlsbad” despite being nearly a 40-minute drive from Downtown San Diego during non-rush hour traffic, and will usually be over an hour in California rush hour traffic.

Moving from larger international airports to smaller more convenient secondary airports does fit the JSX brand. But, unlike Opa-Locka and Miami, which are around 20-minutes apart by car on a single road and isn’t much of a change for travelers, moving airports in Southern California makes less sense, as it’s away from the major population center and takes much longer for those that do have a final destination in or around downtown San Diego.

This will give Carlsbad Airport its first regular service to Las Vegas since California Pacific Airlines collapsed in the winter of 2019 after many years of trying to solidify air service. JSX will be the second carrier at Carlsbad after Advanced Air, which serves Mammoth Lakes on a seasonal basis with King Air 350s and Dornier 328 jets.

One of the Advanced Airlines operated Dornier 328Jets at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerard)

As far as Opa-Locka, this could possibly be the first time the airport has received regular air carrier service.

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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