Jackson Jet, one of three service providers at Idaho’s Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, has added a second facility with the acquisition of Swift Aviation Services, an FBO at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX). According to Jackson CEO Jeff Jackson, the deal does not include Swift’s air charter certificate. Swift’s facility consists of an 18,000-sq-ft terminal, more than 100,000 sq ft of hangar space able to accommodate bizliners, and a 31,500-sq-ft arrivals canopy.
Since its founding in 2005, Jackson Jet has offered its own aircraft charter in the Phoenix area, but this latest move gives it a solid base there and strengthens the company’s presence in the intermountain west, which also includes a maintenance facility in Sun Valley, Idaho, and an aircraft base at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Jackson Jet will rebrand and take over Swift’s operations at KPHX on January 26.
“We’re always interested in ways to expand our footprint and bring top-shelf services to a wider customer base,” said Jackson. ‘We’re excited that the right opportunity came along to both grow ourselves and the services we offer our customers at Sky Harbor.”