Amerijet has signed a long-term lease agreement with the Rickenbacker airport for a 20,000 square foot facility, including five loading dock doors, located at 2566 Jerrie Mock Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43217. Services from Rickenbacker starts on July 7 with dedicated Boeing 767 wide body freighter service for intercontinental and domestic freight coast to coast.
Amerijet’s Pamela Rollins, Senior Vice President, Business Development, said: “Amerijet’s dedicated B767 freighter service will provide our customers with additional options for expedited and heavyweight domestic freight. 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.”
“This exciting new coast-to-coast freight service will benefit both businesses and consumers that count on efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions,” said Elaine Roberts, President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker International Airport.
He added: “Rickenbacker is well-equipped and perfectly positioned to meet Amerijet’s needs as a key hub for this service and we look forward to building a strong, successful partnership with them.”
Customers delivering to Amerijet’s facility at the Rickenbacker Airport can benefit from early delivery and late local cut-off times, between 06:00 and 23:00 including Saturdays.