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McKinney National Airport goes after Love Field and planes
By City of McKinney
May 10, 2014
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Billboard campaign and video part of marketing efforts

McKinney, Texas (May 8, 2014) –  McKinney National Airport is rolling out the welcome mat to corporate jets that do not want to compete with the influx of new commercial flights at Dallas Love Field following the end of the Wright Amendment.

The marketing effort includes billboards urging corporate fleets to recognize “The time is ‘Wright’” to move to McKinney National Airport.

“Love Field will see a significant increase in air carrier operations following the repeal of the Wright amendment,” said Ken Wiegand, Executive Director of McKinney National Airport. “Corporate pilots do not want to be caught waiting behind commercial jetliners or delayed by crowded runways and taxiways.”

“In major markets such as Chicago and New York, corporate jets use alternative airports to avoid conflicts with air carrier operations and improve efficiency,” said Wiegand. “We will see the same trend here at McKinney National Airport as Love Field gains new air carrier operations.”

Formerly Collin County Regional Airport, McKinney National Airport was renamed following the city’s purchase of the airport in November 2013. McKinney Air Center, the fixed based operator (FBO) that provides fuel and other services to aircraft at McKinney National Airport (, was just named best in the nation in the 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards by The air traffic control tower at McKinney National Airport was also named number one in the Pilots’ Choice Awards.

In addition, Monarch Air, a leading provider of aviation services, just announced a lease of a significant portion of a 53,750 square-foot hangar and office facility at the airport to offer a wide range of services including aircraft maintenance, flight training, charter service, fleet management, acquisitions and sales for the private sector.

In 2012, $70 million in upgrades including the completion of a new, longer and wider runway with more weight-bearing capacity, a state-of-the-art air traffic control and managed perimeter access control.

“Pilots and their passengers will find all the services they need here as well as easy access to major business centers throughout North Texas,” said Wiegand.

About McKinney National Airport

McKinney National Airport (TKI) is a general aviation reliever airport located in McKinney, Texas. The airport is the North Texas airport of choice for business and personal aviation transportation with convenient access to surrounding cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. McKinney National Airport offers full service for corporate fleets and general aviation. In 2012, $70 million in upgrades included the completion of a new, longer and wider runway with more weight-bearing capacity, a state-of-the-art air traffic control and managed perimeter access control. Visit to learn more.

About McKinney Air Center

McKinney Air Center is the fixed-base operator (FBO) for McKinney National Airport, located in McKinney, Texas. McKinney Air Center is ranked the No. 1 FBO in the U.S. by as part of the Pilot’s Choice Awards. The FBO offers the full range of amenities in a customer-focused, welcoming atmosphere. The renovated and upgraded facilities offer the technology and comfort customers expect.

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