Jet Linx buys Meridian charter fleet and management business

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 Jet Linx has acquired Teterboro Airport-based Meridian’s aircraft management and air charter business as part of its continuing strategy to expand its business across the USA.

The acquisition makes Jet Linx the largest private jet management and jet card membership company in the tri-state region and the second-largest aircraft management company in the USA with over 120 aircraft.

Jet Linx now operates from 19 locations across the USA. Last year the Omaha, Nebraska-headquartered company opened six new private base terminal locations in the USA and acquired Elliott Aviation’s aircraft management and charter business in Minneapolis.

The terms of the Meridian transaction were not disclosed, but the acquisition includes 23 long range and short range private jet aircraft including Bombardier Global Express 6000 and 5000s, Gulfstream G550s, GVs, G450s, GIVSPs, Dassault Falcon 7Xs and 2000s, and Embraer Phenom 300s, among others.

Meridian will continue operating its FBO and aircraft maintenance businesses at Teterboro Airport and Hayward Executive Airport in California.

Jamie Walker, president and CEO of Jet Linx Aviation said, “This acquisition is a significant step in our strategic plan as we continue to enhance our fleet and flight operations serving the New York tri-state area and further develop the company as the leader in private jet travel. It could also not be better timed as it follows the grand opening of our flagship private terminal at Teterboro Airport last September.

“This exemplifies and underscores our unwavering commitment to provide the highest standards of excellence and the finest service experience not only to our clients in the New York tri-state area, but nationwide, as Teterboro is the busiest private aviation airport in the US.”

Ken Forester, CEO of Meridian said, “It was important for us to find the right company who would be able to take our existing aircraft management and charter business to the next level and Jet Linx was the obvious choice. We are excited to continue supporting Jet Linx, and our former aircraft management and charter customers, through our FBO and aircraft maintenance businesses going forward.”

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