Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City will receive another service provider as work has begun on a complex to be called JetSet. Founded by Happy Wells, whose charter company has had a presence at the airport since 1997, the FBO's terminal will offer 12,000 sq ft of customer and office space. JetSet will have a passenger lounge, conference room, pilot lounge with snooze rooms and shower facilities, and a refreshment bar. The adjoining hangar will offer 28,000 sq ft of aircraft storage, capable of sheltering the latest big business jets. A second phase of construction consisting of an additional 50,000-sq-ft hangar is also planned.
More than 300 aircraft are based at the airport including 66 business jets, but of the more than 65,000 operations there in 2017, more than half were from aircraft not based there.
“Wiley Post is a popular location for charter flights traveling across the country to refuel because of its central location and proximity to major cities in the region,” said Wells. “Local traffic at the airport is also strong so we can offer essential services to travelers stopping for a short time or to people departing from the airport.”
When the $6 million, World Fuel Services-branded facility opens early next year, it will be the third FBO on the field, joining Atlantic Aviation and Valair Aviation.