Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cargo carrier Ameriflight to relocate HQ, operations to D/FW Airport

Courtesy Ameriflight
Ameriflight has 600 employees and 170 planes.
Chalk up another corporate relocation for Dallas-Fort Worth at California's expense.
Amerflight LLC announced Thursday that it will relocate its headquarters and flight and maintenance operations from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
The company has 600 employees and 170-plane fleet make it the largest U.S. FAR Part 135 air cargo carrier, the company said in a release. Not all the employees will relocate to D/FW Airport, as many are stationed at the company's 17 bases around the country.
The company carries packages for larger cargo carriers UPS, FedEx and DHL to smaller, outlying airports using its fleet of propeller-driven planes, said Sandy Smith, company spokeswoman.
Ameriflight already had a presence in the Kitty Hawk building at D/FW Airport. Now the company is taking the whole top floor of the building, Smith said. Ameriflight said it is aiming at a September move.
“Relocation to DFW will allow us to better serve our customers throughout North and South America, as well as centralize our operations at a major international hub in the nation’s geographic core,” Ameriflight President Andrew Lotter said. “It’s the right move for Ameriflight’s continued growth and expansion as the industry as the industry’s leader in small air cargo.”
Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135 govern commuter and on-demand aviation operations.
 and  Dallas Business Journal