Exclusive airline JSX is expanding their flight offerings to weekly roundtrip flights from Burbank and Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. This offers an opportunity for celebrities and the wealthy to escape the strict pandemic restrictions of California for the freedom of SLC-adjacent Park City. Whether they’re hoping to hit the slopes or pack elbow-to-elbow with pals at a restaurant without mask enforcement, the new JSX flights make the destination a convenient hop-skip away.
JSX Expands Flights
Today, JSX issued a press release announcing the exciting news that they would now be offering weekly roundtrip flights from Burbank and Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the press release, JSX explains, “…the revolutionary hop-on jet service that is paving the way for smart, seamless, socially-distanced public air travel––expands its Western region footprint with a new ski destination via a weekly round trip flight from Burbank (BUR) and Las Vegas to Salt Lake City (SLC) starting Thursday, January 28, 2021. Now available for booking online via the JSX website, the roundtrip flights give leisure travelers from Southern California and Las Vegas an accessible and affordable option to skip the crowds for a safe and easy getaway to the mountains this ski season.
Burbank (BUR) to/from Salt Lake City (SLC)
Flights operate between the JSX Hangar at 4561 Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91505 at Hollywood Burbank Airport and Atlantic Aviation, 369 N 2370 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Flights are available each weekend beginning Thursday, January 28 through March-end
Fares start at $199 one way.
Las Vegas (LAS) to/from Salt Lake City (SLC)
Flights operate between the JSX Hangar at 5616-A Haven St., Las Vegas, NV 89119 and Atlantic Aviation, 369 N 2370 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Flights are available beginning Sunday, January 30 through March-end
Fares start at $179 one way.”
And people who enjoy the concierge services of JSX can also be assured that there will be peerless safety measures in place as well as perks of a caliber only JSX can offer:
- “Increased aircraft and lounge sterilization throughout the day and advanced HEPA air circulation
- Temperature Measurement Machine (TMM), a contactless, real-time, AI-enabled thermal scanning process that accurately detects elevated body temperatures and verifies their identity as customers check in for their flights
- Only 30 customers per flight, with no middle seats or overhead bins
- Touchless and quick check-in to boarding procedures that take no more than 20 minutes, minimizing dwell time
- Fast deplaning and limited bag handling, with bags delivered moments after arrival
- Free checked bags
- Free inflight beverages, snacks and cocktails – no credit card needed.”
Park City Booms as Celebs Flee California COVID Stranglehold
SLC is becoming the dream destination for California residents who are chafing under the strict pandemic restrictions in their home state. With cases surging astronomically, the wealthiest Californians like celebrities are fleeing north for the relative freedom of Salt Lake City and neighboring Park City.
Park City is becoming the new haven for celebs needing a breath of fresh air; maskless, and closely packed with their best friends at restaurants. Although Summit County has a mask ordinance, it’s not being enforced like the mandates in California due to a lower concentration of COVID cases.
Local businesses have collaborated with those struggling from COVID restrictions, with restaurants and theater companies teaming up to offer entertainment to guests. And California isn’t the only state to send the COVID-weary.
Fox 13 reports, “[Local restaurant owner Brooks] Kirchheimer has also noticed customers coming in from states where restrictions are tighter.
‘We had a gentleman that drove in from Colorado, because in Colorado dine-in business was still prohibited,’ he added. ‘He came here just solely because he was so desperate to eat out and enjoy a meal in a restaurant. That to me was eye-opening.’
Business owners and the chamber said balancing the health of the economy with the health safety residents and visitors has been tough. But they look forward to continuing to welcome visitors from around the country, while maintaining strict guidelines to keep everyone safe.”
But does this laissez-faire atmosphere of freedom come at a cost?
Will the Flights Cause Problems for Utah Cities?
Utah, like nearly every other state, has seen an alarming increase in COVID cases as the winter wears on. With people spending more time indoors and the holiday travel concluding less than two weeks ago, cases are surging. Salt Lake City and Park City are no exception. However, spread in Park City remains apparently low, with just under 4,000 cases in Summit County since the beginning of the pandemic. Although, it’s unclear if that case count accurately reflects the number of infected in Park City, since most people would seek medical care in large nearby Salt Lake City.
While inter-state travel for leisure right now is frowned upon by experts, the California-and-Vegas-to-Utah pipeline isn’t likely to shut or slow down any time soon. Those with the means to escape the doom and gloom of places like L.A. County, where numbers are bad and worse, are taking the opportunity for a break.
With JSX’s new offerings, that will be even easier soon.