Ameriflight LLC Acquires Wiggins Airways
Combined Airlines Form the World’s Largest Regional Air Cargo Carrier
Dallas, Texas – (December 4, 2014) – Ameriflight, LLC today announced it has finalized and closed the acquisition of Wiggins Airways, Inc., the Manchester, New Hampshire-based regional carrier of overnight air cargo.
The acquisition of Wiggins adds 48 aircraft and 100 employees to Ameriflight’s existing network of 170 aircraft and 550 employees. By joining up with Wiggins, Ameriflight becomes the largest regional air cargo carrier in the world with over 650 aviation professionals and 218 aircraft.
Ameriflight has retained Wiggins’ Flight Operations, Aircraft Maintenance, and Administrative support services in Manchester. The Line Operations business including Fixed Base Operations and Airline Services was sold to Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest FBO and flight support services provider with more than 120 strategic locations worldwide.
“We are proud to welcome Wiggins Airways into the Ameriflight family,” said Jim Martell, Chairman of Ameriflight. “The Wiggins team shares our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency, said Martell. This acquisition is truly a win-win for both companies as well as our employees, customers, and the communities we serve by adding new bases and routes to our Northeastern US network.”