AirNet Systems, Inc. expands express cargo operations

According to spokesmen, this will enhance the company’s operation of its express cargo charter airline throughout North America

By ·

In a move to realign its business focus, AirNet Systems, Inc. express air cargo airline announced the launch of AirNet Cargo Charter Services.

According to spokesmen, this will enhance the company’s operation of its express cargo charter airline throughout North America.

“To better communicate AirNet’s’ unique express charter capabilities to our customers, we will be changing our brand name to AirNet Cargo Charter Services and introducing new and improved products to support the expansion of the company’s airline operational expertise,” said Frank C. DiMaria, AirNet’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing,

“This rebranding sharpens our focus around key market segments that require the services of our high performance airline in the Life Sciences, Banking, Security Sensitive and High Value sectors,” continued DiMaria. “This positions us for growth, and leverages our fleet of aircraft.”

Spokesmen added that this change was recently demonstrated by AirNet selling its Same Day Express (SDX)/ Next Flight Out (NFO) courier business to MNX, announced earlier this week.

As noted in our sister publication – Supply Chain Management Review – shippers generally examine freighters, passenger planes or integrated courier companies based purely on “up front” costs.
But Airnet’s value proposition of leveraging speed-to-market, risk mitigation, and customer service can be persuasive.

“We know we can’t be right for everyone,” said DiMaria in an interview.  “The shipper who needs time-critical transportation of small packages, or highly specialized cargo is going be coming to us when other solutions don’t fit. And once they’ve tried us, they generally come back.”

The image of exclusivity and class can be an obstacle, admitted DiMaria, who emphasized that this is not just a service “for the rich and famous.”

“When many shippers hear the word ‘charter,’ they immediately think ‘luxury,’” he said. “And that’s really not the case. Often times, we can work with customers to save both time and money. It’s all about how the deal is structured.”

AirNet Cargo Charter Services provides scheduled and on-demand charters utilizing its fleet of more than 130 aircraft, including Bombardier Learjets, Cessna Caravans, Cessna 210’s, and other small, fixed-wing aircraft, strategically positioned throughout the United States. The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and operates almost 200 flights a night.


About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

Air Cargo · Air Freight · Express · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Making the Case for an Integrated Fleet Management Solution
Fleet management technology can drive positive supply chain and business results. Explore this special edition of Making the Case where we lay out the benefits of integrated fleet management technology in your organization.
Download Today!
From the October 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its key LTLs to lower transport costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve service to its 565 store locations.
Q4 2017 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Improvements apparent; work remains
LM Viewpoint: Collaboration, Now more than ever
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
The State of the Rail/Intermodal Markets
In this webinar our panel will discuss the new service challenges facing rail/intermodal providers and offer practical advice for how shippers can keep efficiency high and costs down.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
SalonCentric: One Beautiful Network
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...

26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...