By Jerry Siebenmark
After announcing plans last month to expand to Canada, fractional operator Jet It said this week that it has aligned with Skyservice Business Aviation for aircraft management and operations there. “Skyservice is the premier operator in Canada with the best facilities, one of the largest managed fleets in North America, and they have a focused commitment to service for the full range of their capabilities,” said Jet It CEO Glenn Gonzales. “By aligning with Skyservice, our clients will be assured a high level of service reaching across the country.”
The North Carolina-based company also has hired Canadian aviation industry veteran Jeremi Austin to lead sales and operations there. A licensed pilot, Austin “has earned and maintained an incredible reputation throughout Canada and the U.S. and we are very fortunate to have him introducing Jet It to Canada,” Gonzales added.
With 10 HondaJets now in its fleet, Jet It said it expects to have its first Canadian-registered HondaJet operating in the coming months. With the expansion, the company is offering a C$2,200 ($1,731) hourly rate with no re-position fees, fuel surcharge, or landing fees. Through its fractional program, owners can purchase one-tenth to half of an aircraft and have an aircraft available to them for an entire day and only pay for the occupied time at that rate.