Airshare adds Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville

The by-the-day fractional share and jet card seller is expanding its target markets for customers

After rebranding last year from Executive AirShare to Airshare, as we previously reported, the company had plans to expand east from its Kansas City base. This week it happened.

Airshare said it is adding Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville as markets it will sell fractional shares and jet cards.

While a majority of its 12,000 annual flights operate in and out Dallas, Houston, Denver, Kansas City, and the Great Lakes region, popular destinations for customers include Mexico and the Caribbean, Aspen, and Napa Valley.

NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes re-signs with Airshare

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Football’s Most Valuable Player will continue to front for his hometown private jet company

In just his second year, Patrick Mahomes dominated the National Football League and took home its Most Valuable Player trophy while leading the Kansas City Chiefs into Super Bowl contention. Today, locally based Airshare, which sells jet cards and fractional ownership on its Phenom 300 and 100 fleet, said the rising star has re-signed as its spokesperson.

Aircraft sourcing for jet cards from NetJets to boutique brokers

There are multiple ways jet card companies source aircraft. Here’s your guide to the differences and how they matter

Where does your jet card get the airplanes that will fly you?

There are over 50 companies that offer jet cards and while some buyers care only about price, as in the lowest hourly rate, at least at the beginning of their search, I find most subscribers end up taking a more holistic view. For one reason, just looking at the hourly rate can be misleading. Some jet cards quote rates inclusive of the 7.5% Federal Excise Tax while others aren’t. Some programs also have surcharges for fuel, CPI escalators, extra fees for using busy airports, and many have varying peak-day surcharges. If you fly out of your primary service area, your fixed rate may no longer apply, and you may have to pay ferry fees and extra charges, so while some programs have global service areas, others are regional or national. 

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