Fractional jet ownership company Executive AirShare will take the wraps off its revamped terminal and hangar during an open house Thursday at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based company began serving the Buffalo Niagara market last November, setting up in a 26,000-square-foot hangar that it leased from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Executive AirShare has since renovated the hangar, which originally was built as the assembly facility for Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft during World War II and had been vacant since 2006.
Executive AirShare refurbished and repainted the facility, adding high-efficiency lighting and heat, while building a new 4,400-square-foot passenger terminal and office space.
The company, which has seven full-time employees at the airport, also is adding a new Embraer Phenom 300 light jet to its fleet, which now numbers three aircraft, including an entry-level Phenom 100 jet and a Beechcraft Super Kint Air 350 turboprop.
The company sells partial ownership of its aircraft to businesses for corporate travel. It has operations in Kansas City; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa, Okla.; Oklahoma City; Fort Worth, Texas; and Dallas.
"The response from the business community of upstate New York and Southern Ontario has been tremendous," said David L. Jones, Executive AirShare's regional vice president and a Buffalo native.
The open house will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the hangar, 485 Cayuga Road, Hangar Bay 7.