The airport was built as a Naval Auxiliary field for use in World War II. It was deeded to the city of Olathe in 1951, and to Johnson County in 1967. The airport has over 50,000 yearly operations, with 143 aircraft based at the airport.
Kansas City Aviation Center is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Pilatus, Piper and Diamond aircraft dealership and service center.
Air Associates of Kansas is an FBO at Johnson County Executive Airport and an authorized Cessna Service Center and Cessna Pilot Center. Air Associates provides flight training, charter, maintenance, fuel, hangar, aircraft tiedowns and pilot supplies.