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Local commercial airline services now available

Traveling from Contra Costa County to Southern California is just about to get much more convenient with the April launch of a new scheduled charter jet service out of Buchanan Field.

JetSuiteX, a new venture from private jet company JetSuite, will initially kick off round-trip service from Buchanan Field to Burbank up to three times daily later this month. A Friday flight to Las Vegas with a Sunday return will come later in April, offering a time-saving gateway for East Bay residents looking for a quick weekend trip; additional routes may follow later this year.

“Contra Costa is delighted to welcome JetSuiteX to the Buchanan Field Airport, and provide our residents and businesses with a local travel option to Southern California and other desirable destinations,” said County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, whose district includes the airport. “Buchanan Field is an important County asset, and the new JetSuiteX scheduled charter service will offer more opportunities and services to the general public.”

According to a County release, Buchanan Field offer travelers shorter lines, free parking, and easy access off I-680 in Concord.

“Neighboring communities won’t have to worry about JetSuiteX overburdening the area with significantly more air traffic, and the fleet is among the quietest,” the release stated, adding the new jet service will take up “just a fraction” of the 300 daily flights now going in and out of Buchanan Field.

Prices will be comparable to commercial flights, the release stated, but travelers can make a single seat purchase “on a modern, 30-seat private jet, making luxury travel more affordable to more people.”

For more information about the new service, visit www.JetSuite.com. For more information about the County-operated Buchanan Field, visit www.ContraCostaCountyAirports.org.

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