Million Air will break ground on a facility at El Paso International Airport (ELP) this week in a move that will give the Texas gateway a second aviation service provider. When completed early next year, the FBO will be the company’s fifth location in the state and the 32nd in its network.
“With four other locations in Texas, we feel like we have a good understanding of the market,” said CEO Roger Woolsey. “Striving to make our customers feel at home, we have taken every consideration into account to make sure our facility layout and amenities reflect the experience customers have come to expect from Million Air.”
The new location, owned by licensee Franklin Mountain Aviation ELP, will consist of a new terminal with 10,069 sq ft of lobby, including a café and refreshment bar, a pilot lounge, snooze rooms, flight planning area, and conference room. Outside the terminal, it will have 23,383 sq ft of hangar space, a 6,000-sq-ft aircraft porte-cochere, and more than five acres of ramp space.
“Having Million Air locate at [ELP] will be a boost for our economy,” said Paul Foster, owner of Franklin Mountain Investments Limited Partnership, the facility’s parent company. “Our operation will provide services and amenities for air travel that no one in this region has experienced before.”