McKINNEY, Texas — Monarch Air has selected McKinney National Airport (TKI) for a major expansion. Monarch Air will lease a significant portion of a 53,750-square-foot hangar and office facility at the airport to offer a range of services including aircraft maintenance, flight training, charter service, fleet management, acquisitions and sales for the private sector.
“McKinney’s commitment to growing McKinney National Airport provided an outstanding opportunity for us to grow our business to meet the increasing demand for our firm’s services,” said Trey Sawtelle, Monarch Air President. “McKinney National Airport is an ideal location and facility for our operation. The staff is very passionate and knowledgeable about the airport, and I anticipate that Monarch Air and McKinney National Airport will continue to have a long and successful partnership as we grow together.”
“With their full-range of services, Monarch Air is the kind of quality aeronautical business tenant we want to attract to McKinney National Airport,” said Ken Wiegand, Executive Director of McKinney National Airport. “The customers we serve, whether business, private or recreational, demand quality service providers like Monarch Air, with a large following and reputation for excellence.”
The airport has come a long way since its modest beginnings 34 years ago as McKinney Municipal Airport. Since then, the airport has added a 7,002-foot commercial-standard runway with a 450,000 pound weight-bearing capacity, an air traffic control tower, and U.S. Customs services for international flights.
The FBO at the airport, McKinney Air Center, was named No. 1 in the nation in the 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards by FltPlan.com. The air traffic control tower at McKinney National Airport was also voted best in the country in the same awards.