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At Boeing Field, the JetSuiteX team poses in front of the airline’s first flight between Oakland, Calif., and Seattle after a water cannon salute on Monday. (JetSuiteX Photo)

JetSuiteX has touched down in Seattle, marking the start of daily service between Boeing Field and Oakland International Airport for the airline that promises private-jet-style travel and commercial airline pricing.

Flight XE-707 arrived Monday morning at 9 a.m. to a water cannon salute. A ribbon cutting ceremony was also scheduled on the tarmac. Seattle’s Museum of Flight tweeted a few videos of the aircraft’s arrival:

The California-based airline announced the expanded service to Seattle back in April. One-way fares start at $99, and the airline talks up the convenience of using the closer-in Boeing Field rather than Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, avoiding the hassles of traffic and security lines.

JetSuiteX is targeting tech industry travelers between Seattle and the Bay Area, and co-founder and CEO Alex Wilcox has reportedly referred to the connection as the “nerd bird” — a term used for another tech-exec-focused flight out of Seattle that services Vancouver, B.C.

A rep told GeekWire that JetSuiteX sales on Seattle flights are exceeding expectations so far.

JetSuiteX says its passengers can show up at an airport’s private terminal 20 minutes before their flight, avoid long lines and bring free luggage along for the ride. The airline uses 30-seat Embraer 135 aircraft to handle 330 weekly scheduled flights. In addition to Oakland and Boeing Field, daily destinations include Burbank, Orange County and Concord in California, plus Las Vegas.

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