Etihad Cargo strikes fashionable deal with Trinity at Rickenbacker

High fashion still seems to be in fashion in the airfreight arena, as Etihad Cargo announced yesterday that it has signed a deal with forwarder Trinity Logistics USA, Inc., to operate a weekly widebody freighter service to deliver couture clothing items from Sri Lanka to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Columbus, U.S. After experimenting with […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 12, 2016

New tower for Rickenbacker

Cargo-only Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, is replacing its 1950s-era tower with a new air-traffic control tower to update its systems and create more space for controllers. Last week construction crews hoisted the cab of the new air traffic control tower, a completely modern structure, with separate meeting rooms and training offices. “We spent a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 11, 2015

Animal Kingdom: Carriers vie for lucrative animal transport niche

A group of very important guests were transported on flight QR 8197 from Amsterdam-Schiphol to Las Vegas via Qatar Airways this past April. A 777-200 freighter was reserved for just 40 well-pampered passengers from 17 different countries, who flew “first class,” so to speak, on the 11-hour, 20-minute flight. The combined net worth of these […]
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  • June 9, 2015

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

During the West coast port labor dispute that had the supply chain tied-up in knots, carriers and charters that normally did not fly into Rickenbacker International Airport did so, and were happy with the service. David Whitaker, the vice president of business development and communications for the airport said it had more than 100 charters […]
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  • May 5, 2015

Port crisis gives Rickenbacker a boost

ORLANDO – David Whitaker, vice-president of business development and communications at Rickenbacker Airport, has had more than 100 charters make stops at his airport since mid-February. The all-freighter airport, south of Columbus, U.S., has three arrivals and departures weekly from both Cathay Pacific and Cargolux, in addition to activity from FedEx and UPS. The new […]
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  • April 21, 2015

Amerijet shutters Rickenbacker, Reno cargo hubs

Just two months after it began, an experiment with hybridized air and truck freight shipping came to a quick end in September with the closing of Amerijet International’s twin cargo operations in Columbus, OH, and Reno, NV. Amerijet president Dave Bassett said that low frequency and volume were the main causes of the shutdown. In […]
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  • October 1, 2014

Rickenbacker Airport begins export service

Beginning this September, shippers and forwarders will have the opportunity to load exports directly in Columbus and utilize Rickenbacker International Airport as a gateway to the international destinations served by Cathay Pacific Cargo.  Cargolux also intends to begin exporting from Columbus in the near future. Air Cargo World reported on Rickenbacker’s efforts to launch export […]
  • July 25, 2014

Staying fashionable in Columbus

Even the cargo community knows Rickenbacker International Airport is in fashion. In the last year or so, the all-freight airport in Columbus, Ohio, has gained five weekly flights to Hong Kong – three Cargolux flights and two Cathay Pacific freighter flights. Amerijet announced its development of an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker, with B767 freighter […]
  • June 24, 2014

Amerijet plans Rickenbacker hub

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 […]
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  • April 23, 2014

Cathay plans Rickenbacker freighter service

Cathay Pacific Airways plans to launch a twice-weekly scheduled freighter service to Columbus, Ohio, beginning March 21. Columbus will be Cathay Pacific’s 12th freighter destination in North America. “Cathay Pacific is delighted to further strengthen our industry-leading, transpacific service by adding Columbus to our network,” James Woodrow, Cathay Pacific director cargo, said. “Our 13 Boeing […]
  • February 27, 2014