PSA Airlines announced today that it will add an additional crew base, opening January 2016, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This will be PSA’s fourth crew base: joining Dayton, Ohio, Charlotte, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee.
The wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group has doubled its fleet size and employee base since the announcement of the airline’s imminent growth in December 2013. This will be their first added base since the start of this expansion.
This announcement comes on the heels of the addition of the airline’s CVG maintenance base announced in July of this year. PSA’s increasing presence in CVG will greatly benefit the airline and American Airlines Group as a whole by providing another central location within PSA’s growing network. Its close proximity to PSA headquarters in Dayton will also provide convenient synergies between the two bases.
PSA Airlines is expanding its Dayton-based facilities with a new maintenance hangar and began the development phase with a ceremonial ground breaking earlier today. The new hangar will be adjacent to PSA’s current maintenance hangar located at the Dayton International Airport and will be the airline’s largest hangar yet.
PSA’s current and anticipated growth has necessitated the development of the additional facility. With over 60 additional aircraft being inducted to PSA’s fleet over the next two years, additional space is needed for overnight maintenance on the fleet. This new maintenance facility comes soon after the announcement of PSA’s third maintenance base at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to PSA’s footprint.
The ceremony included dignitaries from the Dayton Community as well as representatives from Dayton Power & Light, The Dayton Development Coalition, Sinclair Community College and the City of Dayton.
The construction of the 69,000 square foot hangar is set to begin immediately and is anticipated to be complete by spring of 2016.
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