Chartright Air Group will open a new FBO in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada’s “Silicon Valley”.

Posted On Thursday October 28, 2021
  • Chartright will double the size of its existing aircraft hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and provide a wide range of services for private jets, passengers and flight crew.
  • The new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) will offer a spacious passenger lounge, private jet management and charter services, aircraft maintenance/repair and expanded Jet fuel capacity.
  • The facility will add two dozen skilled employment opportunities to the regional workforce.

Chartright Air Group today announced the construction of a new FBO at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).  The YKF Fixed Based Operation facility will include a heated hangar facility capable of supporting private and commercial aircraft of any size, from a small business jet to a Boeing 757.  The availability of aircraft maintenance, aircraft grooming, de-icing, refueling and aircraft charter services will raise the service standard at the country’s fastest growing airport.

Known as Canada’s “Silicon Valley”, the Region of Waterloo boasts the second largest number of start-ups in North America.  The Region is poised for continued growth and expects its population of young and affluent individuals to swell to 742,000 by 2031.  At the same time, Toronto Pearson Airport could see passenger movements increase to 70 million per year, which will test the capacity of that airport and highlight the necessity and convenience of airports like YKF.  The Region of Waterloo International Airport is a member of The Southern Ontario Airport Network, an organization created to address these future capacity constraints in Southern Ontario. 

“Our new and modern FBO is a needed addition to YKF infrastructure”, said Adam Keller, Chartright Air Group President.  “The facility will offer increased capacity and a wide range of enhanced services for private jets and will provide cargo handling and air ambulance support services.”  Keller added “as the premier provider of aircraft management service in the Region of Waterloo, and Canada’s #1 provider of private jet charter service, we are thrilled to participate in the growth of the region.”

Chartright has garnered national and international acclaim as an industry leading aviation company.  At each of Chartright’s seven base locations the utmost attention is given to ensuring the highest standard of safety and service.  Chartright will continue to promote the YKF airport amongst its audience and looks forward to welcoming its clients to a new and state-of -the-art facility in the summer of 2022.

“Chartright Air Group’s expansion is a welcome addition to YKF. Since landing at the airport in 2015, Chartright has grown significantly, adding many highly skilled jobs to the Region of Waterloo’s workforce,” said Karen Redman, Regional Chair of the Region of Waterloo. “The services provided by partners like Chartright and the other 25 companies at the airport support our growing aviation sector and enable our community to continue to attract air service. We are excited by the opportunity this expansion represents and want to congratulate Chartright.”

The new FBO will start operating at full capacity in the fall of 2022. For more information on Chartright Air Group FBO YKF visit the company website:

About Chartright Air Group:

Founded in 1987, Chartright is a leading provider of business jet transportation services. With a diverse fleet of more than 50 aircraft under its umbrella, Chartright Air Group offers an unparalleled flight experience to destinations around the world.  Sales and service are available 24/7.

For Information:
Svitlana Gaidamachenko
Chartright Air Group 
+1 800.595.9395 ext. 239

Lynsey Slupeiks
Region of Waterloo