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Million Air is a privately held aviation company that operates fixed-base operators (FBOs) in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It is headquartered in the United States in Houston, Texas. The Million Air brand of FBOs is a network of both franchised and corporate-owned or -managed FBOs that have provide general aviation services since 1984.
Million Air was founded in 1984 by the Mary Kay Cosmetics family as a single-site FBO located in the Dallas, Texas, area. Million Air′s original goal was to deliver service as a luxury FBO to Mary Kay Cosmetics customers and sales representatives at the Mary Kay company's hometown airport in Dallas, allowing Mary Kay to design and maintain a consistent corporate image beyond the confines of its corporate jet. In 1984 Million Air Dallas opened in Addison, Texas, as a full-service, first-class business welcome center.
The Million Air system operates throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It has 1,200 employees and more than 1,050 aircraft within its leasehold. Million Air serves over 1,200 departures on a daily basis, throughout its network of FBOs.
A FBO is a refueling facility for aircraft that also offers a variety of other aviation-related services. Million Air FBOs provide fueling services, aircraft charter, aircraft sales, aircraft management, and general aviation maintenance services.
In addition, Million Air has its very own Private Jet Lifestyle Television Network, operated by a company named Mint Media Inc, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The platform offers luxury advertisers a guaranteed reach into the ultra-affluent and corporate passengers eyesight, with 4K SUHD screens and video walls in each of the Million Air private aviation terminals, showing high-quality content and advertising, purchased by luxury agencies around the globe.
Million Air FBOs provide or make available United States customs services; concierge services; bars with soft drinks, coffee and snacks; VIP lounges; conference rooms; theater rooms; washrooms; WiFi; in-flight catering services; flight planning rooms; pilot′s lounges and pilot snooze rooms; Mercedes Benz crew cars; and on-site Hertz Rental Car services.
Accidents and incidents
On 22 October 1996, Million Air Flight 406, a Boeing 707-323C with four people aboard, crashed into a neighborhood in Ecuador, ripping off rooftops and crashing in flames into a restaurant, killing the four people aboard the plane and 30 people on the ground and seriously injuring 50 other people.
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