Atlantic Aviation has expanded its footprint in its home state of Texas with the acquisition of Textar Aviation, an FBO at Dallas Love Field (KDAL). With this addition, Atlantic now operates at 106 airports in the U.S. and Caribbean, including at eight airports in Texas. After securing a foothold at KDAL, Atlantic is now positioned at 15 of the top 20 business aviation airports in the U.S.
“Love Field is one of our nation’s top three business aviation airports and having a major presence there has been a goal of our company for some time,” explained Lou Pepper, the chain’s CEO. “However we waited until we could acquire the amount of property necessary to establish a major presence on the airport and build the type of first-class facility customers have come to expect from Atlantic Aviation.”
The newly-purchased location, Atlantic’s largest single addition in a decade, includes a 51-acre leasehold with 697,000 sq ft of terminal, office space, and hangars capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long-range business jets. It also offers eight acres of undeveloped property. While the terminal undergoes a refurbishment, the Plano-based company is currently in the design phase for the construction of additional hangars as well as a new flagship FBO there.