Million Air officials
have announced that an existing fixed-base operation (FBO) facility
in Fayetteville, Ark. joined the Million Air family on Sept. 1. The
addition brings the total number of FBO facilities housed under the
Million Air chain to 32.
Located at Fayetteville Municipal Drake Field, Million Air
Fayetteville features a 20,000-square-foot hangar, along with 5,000
square feet of office space, including a lounge, reception area,
conference room and storage area. On-site amenities include crew
cars, limousine service, Hertz rental cars, pilot supplies, weather
and flight planning, as well as Starbucks Coffee.
Million Air and the city of Fayetteville are jointly financing a
$300,000 re-imaging of the facility, which will include the
re-modeling of the main terminal lobby, as well as additional
office space for Million Air and other airport tenants. This
project is set to begin in mid-October and will last approximately
two months. Once the re-imaging is complete, Million Air will host
an official grand opening celebration.
"Since the opening of Northwest Arkansas' Regional Airport and
the subsequent loss of commercial aviation traffic, Fayetteville's
Drake Field has sought to fill the void by increasing general
aviation traffic" said Eric Risley, general manager for Million Air
Fayetteville. "By aligning with Million Air, we afford the city the
opportunity to revitalize the airport with general aviation. We can
achieve this goal by building off of Million Air's award-winning,
first-class image and commitment to customer service, which is so
important to each and every aircraft owner, pilot and passenger
that travels into and out of northwest Arkansas."
Roger Woolsey, chief
executive officer of Million Air and native of Fayetteville, is
thrilled to bring Million Air to his hometown.
"In recent years, Fayetteville has seen a tremendous growth in
new industries moving to the region" Woolsey said. "As a result, I
believe there will be a growing demand for general aviation to
support these businesses. I look forward to the opportunity to
introduce Million Air to these new customers and provide them with
exceptional service and amenities for years to come."
Million Air is the third largest FBO chain in the world,
providing upscale, private aviation services to individuals and
corporations. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates a
network of 32 FBO locations in North America and the Caribbean. The
Fayetteville facility is located at 4500 S. School Avenue.