TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Michael Knapp, President of AirSprint Inc.,
Canada's leading fractional ownership and aircraft management company,
announced today that the firm has added to its fleet three Piaggio P180s and
one Citation XLS, together valued at US$27-million. These, along with the
company's existing Citation XL/XLS jets and Pilatus PC12s, bring the total
number of aircraft under AirSprint's management to 23.
"We've seen explosive growth in demand for our services over the past 12
months," said Mr. Knapp, speaking from the company's newly opened Toronto
offices. "Our customers are primarily high net worth individuals and mid- to
large-sized corporations and they value the flexibility and efficiency that
aircraft ownership gives them. Unlike commercial airline passengers, our
clients don't waste their time in check-in lines or with customs."
Clients book their planes using the company's 24-hour reservation line
and AirSprint guarantees the aircraft's availability to its fractional owners
on eight hours' notice, according to Mr. Knapp. The company also provides
aircraft management services, including turnkey flight operations, flight
co-ordination and in-house maintenance to a growing number of private aircraft
The first company in Canada to offer a fractional ownership program,
AirSprint was founded in 2000 in Alberta by Judson Macor, the company's
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, Mr. Macor received the Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) Prairies award in the Business-to-Business
Products and Services category.
In addition to its Calgary headquarters, AirSprint now has offices in
Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo and Montreal.
For further information:
For further information: Ray Mason, Director, Communications and Public
Relations, (416) 282-0900; www.airsprint.com