Amerijet International’s new coast-to-coast freight service operations took off at Rickenbacker International Airport on July 8. Rickenbacker is one of two key air cargo hubs for this new service which is sure to benefit both businesses and consumers seeking efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions. Reno, Nevada serves as the west coast hub for this service.
The inaugural freight-carrying flight out of Rickenbacker was honored with a ceremonial water cannon salute on July 8. Pam Rollins, Senior Vice President, Business Development for Amerijet, was on board for the flight.
“Amerijet’s dedicated B767 freighter service provides our customers with additional options for expedited and heavyweight domestic freight,” said Rollins. “This service is ideal for shipments moving on long-haul lanes over 1,500 miles, especially those in need of time-critical, high-value, temperature-controlled or hazardous material shipments.”
Rickenbacker’s location, within a one-day truck drive to nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population, makes it an ideal selection for this new service.
“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,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which operates Rickenbacker.
Amerijet is now flying in and out of Rickenbacker and Reno five days each week. By using a combination of flight and dedicated truck service, Amerijet conveniently connects 11 major markets on both the east and west coasts in 1-2 days.