Cawley says its 25-acre operation at SRQ, which has 25 employees including 10 pilots, has 55 percent of the corporate jet business in Sarasota.
"We are never concerned about competition," he said. "We just concentrate on what we do and do it well."
The company focuses on safety, maintaining new planes, hiring good employees, and nurturing customers, Cawley said. With its acquisition of AirFlyte, he expects the company will save money by being able to provide maintenance on its own jets.
Piccolo said private jet service expansion at SRQ benefits the airport.
"General aviation revenues are about 6 percent of the airport's budget," he said. "It's not huge, about $1 million a year, but it is an important part."
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Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services Inc. Expands Florida Operations with Acquisition of APP Jet Center Sarasota
It has acquired APP Jet Center Sarasota located at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).
Kevin Bradley is joining the company as the new Vice President of Operations.
AirFlyte founder Gary Potts will remain as President of AirFlyte.
Charter and private plane business is growing nationwide, spurred by an unwillingness by those who can afford it to wait in long lines for airport security, general aviators say.