AirShare’s good business is good for Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. — With renewed confidence in the economy, Executive AirShare is moving ahead with previously shelved plans to purchase new aircraft and to add hangar space at Jabara Airport in northeast Wichita.

Executive AirShare was founded in Wichita and is based in Kansas City, and besides its maintenance facility at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, most of the company’s departures are out of Jabara. The planned expansion is important for Executive AirShare’s business because of the time spent moving planes between locations.

Executive AirShare employs nearly 200 people altogether, including 115 pilots. That number includes 24 employees in Wichita: 10 pilots, 14 mechanics, schedulers and other staff. Wichita is its busiest maintenance site, and the company has already added $27 million worth of new aircraft this year – and business has been good.

The company gained 39 new customers in 2014, bringing its total up to nearly 200, with revenue in the upper $70 million range; nearly 10 percent higher than last year.

Source: The Wichita Eagle

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