Jet Linx is set to open a 15th location at Chicago Executive Airport. The new base will offer aircraft management and Jet Card membership programs. Jet Linx will service all Chicagoland airports through a soon-to-open private terminal at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK).
Jet Linx has formed a partnership with several Chicago-based business leaders to help establish Jet Linx Chicago. The lead investor is Christopher ‘Topher’ Merrill, co-founder and CEO of real estate private equity firm Harrison Street, who will serve as the board chair of Jet Linx Chicago.
Jet Linx base president Cameron Gowans will lead the daily operations of Jet Linx Chicago. Gowans has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and executive leadership within the private jet aviation industry. Most recently, Gowans served as vice president of sales and marketing with JetSuite and prior to that, he was vice president of sales for North America West at Embraer Executive Jets.
Gowans will be joined by Katy Glynn, director of jet card sales. Glynn has 14 years of experience in the aviation industry including international aircraft sales, airport security, and unmanned systems operations. She is a former president of the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA), and serves as chairperson of CABAA Communications.
Jamie Walker, president and CEO of Jet Linx, said, “We see a great opportunity to offer Chicago the benefits of our unique service model. Local clients will enjoy our guaranteed jet card and aircraft management programs through the convenience and support of our local Chicago team.
Gowans added, “Jet Linx Chicago bridges the gap between the personal touch of a local provider and the infrastructure, guarantees and safety standards of a national operation. We are thrilled to offer Chicago-area residents the all-encompassing, hyper-personalized experience that has been missing here in private aviation options.”