- Astar Air Cargo
airline=ASTAR Air Cargo
destinations= See below
headquarters=Corporate office in Miami,
Airborne Airparkin Wilmington, Ohio, USA
John Dasburgis the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President.
Ted Mallory IIIis the Senior Vice President of Flight Operations, and Chief Safety & Security Officer. Gary L. Hammesis the Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. Steve Rossumis the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Financial Officer.
ASTAR Air Cargo is an American
cargo airlinebased in Miami, Florida, USA. It operates regularly secheduled cargo charter services to over 34 US airports and nine international airports, as well as worldwide charter freight services. It provides air freight services to six domestic and foreign locations for the United States Department of Defense. Its main base is DHL Airpark in Wilmington, OH, with hubs at Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airportand Newark Liberty International Airport.cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International| page= 78 | date= 2007-03-27]
It has 1,037 employees.
The airline was established and started operations in
1969. It was formed as DHLWorldwide Express by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblomand Robert Lynnto shuttle bills of lading between Hawaiiand San Francisco. It rebranded as DHL Airwaysin 1983and grew rapidly, initiating services to the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singaporeand Australia, creating a new industry of door-to-door express services in the Pacific Basinand later worldwide. Lufthansaand Japan Airlineseach acquired a 5% stake, increased to 25% each in 1992. Deutsche Postacquired a 22.5% stake in 1998, gradually increasing it to 100% in 2001- 2002. The airline was spun off from DHL and a majority stake sold to a private investor in order to comply with Federal foreign ownership laws. FedEx and UPS challenged the U.S. citizenship of DHL Airways, asserting to the Department of Transportation that DPWN exercised effective operational control of the airline.
2003, a US investment group headed by John Dasburg (now Chairman, Chief Executive and President of the airline), completed a management buy-out of the airline using financing provided by Boeing Capital and subsequently changed the name to ASTAR Air Cargo on 30 June 2003. Its two target customers continue to be DHL Worldwide Express and the United States Air Force. The airline is owned by John Dasburg (37%), Richard Blum (33%) and Michael Klein (30%).
DHLExpress bought 49.5% of nonvoting and 24.5% of voting stock and added a member to the board of ASTAR Air Cargo .
On May 28, 2008, DHL announced the plan to terminate its business relationship with ASTAR by
outsourcingthe air transportation to its competitor UPS.
ASTAR Air Cargo operates the following freight destinations as of July
2007: [ [http://www.astaraircargo.com/services/locations.html ASTAR Freight Service] ]
*Domestic scheduled destinations: Allentown, Atlanta,
Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, North Carolina, Houston Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manchester, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St Paul, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Providence, Rochester, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, San Antonio, Tampa, Wilmington, Ohio
*International scheduled destinations:
Bahrain, Guadalajara, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Keflavik, Iceland, Mexico City, Rota, Spain, Sigonella, Italy, Saltillo, and Toronto,
The ASTAR Air Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft as of March 2007:Fact|date=July 2007
* [http://www.astaraircargo.com Astar Air Cargo]
* [http://www.astarlabortalks.com ASTAR MEC ALPA Website]
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