Airshare eyes ‘aggressive growth’ with new hires, expansion

A jet ownership company in the Kansas City area has hired two industry veterans to help manage its “aggressive growth plan” throughout the Midwest.

Lenexa, Kansas-based Airshare, which facilitates shared ownership of private jets, has expanded operations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville, the company announced this week.

To support the expansion, Airshare hired Matt Hall, former vice president of sales at Jet Linx, and Chris Mahon, a former account executive at NewGenAerospace Corp. Hall will oversee aircraft management sales while Mahon, a 20-year veteran of aviation sales, will serve as sales director.

Founded in 2000, Airshare boasts over 12,000 annual private aircraft flights in and out of markets in Dallas, Houston, Denver, Kansas City and the Great Lakes region. The company, which claims to have tripled in size over the past decade, has ambitions beyond the Midwest.

Airshare plans to double its revenue and customer base in the next three years while expanding its fleet of aircraft, CEO John Owen said in a news release. Owen said Airshare’s rapid expansion will allow the company to respond to customer demand while positioning it for expansion in the Northeast.

“We’ve answered the demand from customers, and we’re pleased to announce our commitment to meeting those needs,” he said in the release. “Our Upper Midwest expansion allows us to aggressively grow our customer base with the most efficient fractional program in private aviation. The addition of these markets will greatly enhance the service we provide to our existing customers as well.”

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