Airshare makes a big move into Northeast U.S.

Kansas City-based Airshare is using its acquisition of Wheels Up’s management business as a springboard to national expansion.

By Doug Gollan, March 6, 2024

Airshare is again on the move. This time, it’s expanding its fractional footprint into the Northeast U.S.

The move comes 10 months after adding Florida.

Through June 2023, Airshare was the 11th-largest U.S. private jet operator ranked by fractional and charter flight hours.

Now, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are part of the primary service area, as is Georgia.

Flights beginning or ending in the PSA do not have repositioning charges.

Until moving into the Sunshine State, Airshare was mainly focused on a broad swath of the Midwest.

Until the Challengers were added in 2021, it was purely a light jet provider.

Now, it offers one-way pricing to Europe, Hawaii, and South America.

CEO John Owen tells Private Jet Card Comparisons that the Kansas City-based flight provider will continue its push to be a national provider, crediting its successful acquisition and integration of Wheels Up’s aircraft management division last September.

“We find that managed and fractional services really feed off each other,” he says, noting, “For management, we are already national.”

Airshare fleet

In the fractional fleet are 14 Phenom 300s and eight Challenger 3500s.

Two more are slotted for delivery this year.

Owen says he is in discussions with Embraer for more of its popular light jet.

However, there’s no pressure to pull the trigger.

A significant number of Challenger 3500s customers are upgrading from their light jet shares, he says.

In terms of products, Airshare will offer both its days-based guaranteed availability jet cards and fractional options.

Jet cards are sold in increments of 10 days, while fractional shares start at 20 days.

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