Boise, Idaho-based Jackson Jet has expanded its charter and management business through the acquisition of Swift Aircraft Management. Announced today, the acquisition increases its presence in the Phoenix market and adds an Embraer Legacy 600 and Phenom 300 to its available charter fleet.
In addition, the deal also extends FAA authorization for worldwide charter operations to Jackson Jet, clearing the way for flights to destinations in Europe, South America, and other locations outside of its typical North American routes. “The ability to fly larger and further than ever before is a game-changer for us and our customers,” said Jackson Jet CEO Jeff Jackson. “We’re thrilled we can now serve these customers…rather than refer those requests on to industry partners.”
The acquisition furthers Jackson Jet’s investment in Swift. In January, the business aviation services firm purchased the Swift Aviation FBO at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.