Airshare has moved to double its fractional ownership fleet by ordering three super-midsize Challenger 350 aircraft from Bombardier, with options for 17 more.
“The addition of super-midsize jets into our fleet represents a significant milestone in our vision to intelligently expand the Airshare brand nationally,” said John Owen, president and CEO of Airshare. “Considerable due diligence went into choosing the Challenger 350 business jet, with input from our current customers and contributions from every department in the company. Partnering with Bombardier puts us in an excellent position to attract future customers who have wanted to join our programme but desired a larger aircraft with greater range, while also ensuring we continue to deliver best-in-class service that has become synonymous with Airshare.”
Airshare selected the Challenger 350 to expand its fractional ownership programme beyond its core markets in central USA, with the goal to soon begin serving customers on the East Coast. The Kansas City-based private aviation company’s days-based programme is targeted at both business and leisure travellers.
“We appreciate the confidence Airshare has expressed in our Challenger 350 aircraft,” said Éric Martel, president and CEO of Bombardier. “This jet is the all-round performer. No other aircraft in the category comes close to its superior reliability, range, speed, performance, cabin experience and operating costs. Airshare is one of the most successful fractional programmes in the country. We are proud they have chosen the Challenger 350 aircraft to anchor their fleet, and we are extremely excited about the potential of this long-term partnership.”
Airshare operates a fleet of super-midsize and light jets within its fractional and its Embark jet card programmes. The company provides whole aircraft management and charter services nationwide, while also providing maintenance services for third-party aircraft.