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Amerijet plans Rickenbacker hub

By Staff Reports on April 23, 2014

Amerijet will begin flights from Rickenbacker on July 7.

Orlando, Fla.-based Amerijet plans to develop an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. Amerijet signed a long-term lease for a 20,000-sq.-ft. facility. Service from Rickenbacker begins on July 7 with dedicated B767 freighter service for international and domestic freight. 

“Amerijet’s dedicated B767 freighter service will provide our customers with additional options for expedited and heavyweight domestic freight," said Amerijet’s Pamela Rollins, senior vice president, business development. "We believe this product fills the need for select services once the mainstay of companies such as Burlington Air Express, Kitty Hawk, Emery and other all cargo carriers who did not survive the economic turmoil of the last decade. Our new freighter service is ideal for shipments moving on long-haul lanes over 1,500 miles, especially those in need of time-critical and high-value, temperature controlled or hazardous material shipments.”