Denver is becoming a hot spot for expansion among private jet operators. Maryland-based GrandView Aviation said it would open a base at Centennial Airport on Feb. 1. It’s the company’s sixth base. In recent years, the Embraer Phenom 300 operator has added Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Scottsdale.
In 2020, GrandView Aviation took delivery of five new Phenom 300s as it expands nationwide. Its current fleet includes 10 of the popular light jets, a Sikorsky S76-D, and a Bell 407 GXi.
“We’re thrilled to open this new location in the heart of ski country – and the slopes are a great outdoor activity to maintain social distance,” said Jessica Naor, Grandview Aviation COO. “We take the utmost care in protecting our passengers and crew by using electrostatic disinfection technology on our fleet, plus additional safety protocols like multiple temperature checks daily.”
Adding Denver enhances the Part 135 operator’s “ability to serve another region provides added value to customers who have enrolled in the company’s popular Miles Program.”
Members of the program can earn miles on charter flights that can be redeemed for catering, flight credits, and other amenities. The program also offers utilization of GrandView’s flexible cancelation policy and empty leg specials.
GrandView offers fixed hourly pricing as available. Rates don’t include positioning flights, so the addition of bases makes it an improved option for one-way flights in addition to roundtrips.
Over the past several years, Airshare and Jet Linx have added Denver bases. Last year, NetJets said it was expanding its presence at Centennial. This month, Wheels Up acquired Citation X operator Mountain Aviation, based at Rocky Mountain Airport in Broomfield.