Million Air Continues Expansion
At its press conference here at NBAA 2013 yesterday, Million Air announced the newest additions to its network and its first base in Florida, following the recent purchase of Avion Jet Center at Orlando Sanford International Airport. The Houston-based company is set to embark on a $3.5 million renovation of the facility, with work starting on the 10,000-sq-ft hangar at the beginning of the year. The location also features a 7,000-sq-ft terminal, which will soon include all the usual Million Air amenities including a theater room and the popular soda bar.
In Calgary, the service provider franchise’s newly-built $19 million facility is expected to open on November 1, with the first of its 40,000-sq-ft hangars to be dedicated to based customers. A second, transient aircraft hangar is slated to open mid-December. The location, Million Air’s third in Canada, will serve as a gateway to the Great White North’s oil and gas region and includes a 7,500-sq-ft terminal.
Million Air’s new flagship FBO at Houston Hobby airport is on track to open at the beginning of next year. The $15 million 21,000-sq-ft facility sits on a more than 20-acre site, the largest at the airport, and will have more than 15,000 sq ft devoted to customer use with features such as five conference rooms and commercial kitchens. The company also acquired another 60,000 sq ft of hangar space, in essence giving it control of the entire west side of the airport.
With next year’s Super Bowl being held for the first time in the New York City area, Million Air will continue with its series of host city parties on game day. Million Air White Plains at Westchester County Airport will offer a special private VIP lounge as well as a crew party and high end NFL souvenir store in the hangar. The location will have ample room for aircraft parking on its 25-acre ramp. While the airport might be further from the stadium, it will be outside of the congested New York airspace, allowing for quicker departures after the game, according to company president Roger Woolsey.
Visitors to Million Air’s booth (No. C7307) will have a chance to win a customized Harley Davidson motorcycle, with the drawing to be held today at 2 p.m.