Kansas-based fractional ownership company Airshare has, to date, operated the majority of its more than 12,000 annual flights in and out of major US markets including Dallas, Houston, Denver, Kansas City and the Great Lakes region, and is now expanding into the upper Midwest region.
“We've answered the demand from customers, and we're pleased to announce our commitment to meeting those needs,” says chief executive officer John Owen. “Our Upper Midwest expansion allows us to aggressively grow our customer base with the most efficient fractional programme in private aviation. The addition of these markets will greatly enhance the service we provide to our existing customers as well.”
The company has also welcomed two industry leaders in support of this expansion and the overall growth of the company. Sales director Chris Mahon is a 20-year veteran of the aviation sales industry. His previous experience with jet card and charter organisations provides a unique perspective on the fractional jet ownership experience. Matt Hall will lead all aircraft management sales and will work with clients across the country to provide full-service solutions for whole aircraft management.
The upper Midwest expansion comes after 200 per cent growth over the past decade. It allows the company to answer customer demands and positions Airshare for further expansion in the Northeast.
“We plan to double the size of our revenue and customer base in the next three years, along with significantly growing our overall fleet,” adds Owen. “Chris and Matt will be instrumental in our pursuit of these goals, and they're a perfect fit with our commitment to offer unparalleled service and flexibility, allowing our customers to decide when, where and how they fly.”
Airshare serves fractional shareowners and Embark members in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Kansas and Missouri); Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Buffalo, New York. It offers aircraft management and charter services from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City, Denver and Buffalo, and currently operates a fractional fleet of Embraer Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 aircraft, along with approximately 20 other aircraft in its whole aircraft management division.