The addition of the Challenger 350s will double Airshare’s fractional fleet as it eyes expansion into the Northeastern U.S.
Phenom light jet operator Airshare moves into the super-midsize aircraft category, announcing a firm order for three Bombardier Challenger 350s. It adds options for 17 more, meaning it will add as many as 20 new aircraft. Based on Conklin & De Decker’s estimated price of $27 million per unit, the deal is worth $540 million. Airshare currently operates a fleet of 20 Phenom 300s and 100s for its fractional share and jet card program. Additionally, it manages 26 aircraft for owners.
Airshare says the multi-media campaign that tweaks Wheels Up is already ringing the phone with prospects who hadn’t considered the Lenexa-based Phenom 300 and Phenom 100 operator
Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare, has a message for Wheels Up. It’s not democratizing private jet travel. It’s not a platform, and it’s not busy going public. Its message to prospects, however, is clear. It is focused on business travelers, particularly those who are making multiple stops on same-day and overnight trips.
John Owen, President & CEO Alex Franz, Chief Operating Officer Andy Tretiak, Chief Marketing Officer Dylan Haynie, Chief Revenue Officer Josh Johnson, Chief Financial Officer Steve Blanck, General Counsel
Jet Card Hourly Rates
Phenom 100 is $2,817, including FET, excluding the $54,000 base charge to cover 10 days of usage – The program currently on hiatus
Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare, offers fractional shares, leases, and jet cards on Embraer Phenom 300s and Phenom 100s using a by-the-day formula instead of the typical hourly model. As of Fall 2021, it began adding super midsize Challenger 350s to its fleet.
Pro golf legend Tom Watson says, “The reason I switched to Airshare is economics. It saves you money and provides efficiency without downgrading safety or service.”
Its current lead ambassador is Super Bowl champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes. The company also offers aircraft management.
Airshare serves clients located within 120 nautical miles of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, TX; Oklahoma City, Tulsa, OK; Kansas City, Wichita, KS; Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN, and Buffalo, NY. This includes Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, and Milwaukee, WI, and Toronto, Canada.
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