Executive AirShare (EAS) last week announced it is expanding its fractional ownership, leases and jet cards to Denver and surrounding communities within the Rocky Mountains. “Bringing our private aviation solutions to Denver is a natural decision for us,” says John Owen, Executive AirShare president and CEO. “The Denver market is one of the most desirable destinations in the country and has long been a part of our vision for growth. It was the perfect time to make the move. Everyone who flies with us will benefit from the efficiencies and lower costs associated with the opening of our new Denver base.”
According to a press release, the Executive AirShare fleet will be based at XJet Denver at Centennial Airport (APA three-letter airport code). It will feature the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300. The new base will be supported by EAS crewmembers and customer service specialists. EAS currently serves Central U.S. customers in Kansas City, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, and Buffalo. According to a report in Aviation International News, EAS currently has a fleet of about 50 aircraft, 20 managed for owners and the rest part of its fractional fleet. You can compare the EAS jet card programs against over 250 offerings by subscribing to Private Jet Card Comparisons.
Denver expands the Executive AirShare service footprint within the Central United States. Prior to this announcement, the closest operations base to Colorado residents was located in Wichita, Kansas. EAS said, “Private jet travel solutions in the Denver area – from whole aircraft ownership to charter – are enjoying increased demand. Executive AirShare offers customers the benefits of efficient, reliable new or nearly new aircraft available through the industry’s only day-based program. This delivers customers full access to aircraft when they need it, but they don’t pay when they’re not using it.”
“We’ve experienced firsthand the unparalleled level of service Executive AirShare provides,” says Robert Cohen, the Denver-based chairman and CEO of IMA Financial Group. “Since we started together in Kansas nearly 15 years ago, Executive AirShare’s staff and crew have been outstanding partners in handling our travel needs. This welcomed expansion gives other Coloradans an opportunity to discover the advantages EAS gives businesses.”
To support the expansion into Denver, Executive AirShare also announced the addition of Lee Richards, who brings more than 12 years of experience in the fractional aircraft industry. Richards will serve in the position of sales director, working directly with future customers in the region. He will have offices at XJet Denver. Prior to joining EAS, Richards sold fractional aircraft for Flexjet and Flight Options, while most recently serving as vice president of sales for VistaJet.
“Lee’s strengths and experience will greatly benefit the company and our customers in Denver,” says Dylan Haynie, Executive AirShare’s vice president of sales. “He speaks the same business language as our clients and understands the importance of enhancing their productivity. He will do a great job of connecting with people and explaining how the EAS model creates value superior to other travel options.”
The EAS jet card program is called EMBARK and uses a combination of days and hours, and starts with 10 days annually. Separately, the company said it is reaching its goal for new pilot hires.