Freight Runners Express / Air Charter Express
IATA ICAO Callsign
- FRG FREIGHT RUNNERS
Founded1985
AOC #KCQA493F
HubsMilwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Fleet size25
Destinations400+
HeadquartersMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Key people
  • Patrick Hammer (President & Director of Operations)
  • Robert Sevier (Vice President & General Manager)
  • Theresa Cook (Vice President, Accounting & Personnel)
  • Timothy Leech (Director of Maintenance)
  • Chad Aumueller (Vice President, Procurement)
Employees130+
Websitewww.freightrunners.com

Freight Runners Express is a US air carrier based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The airline operates scheduled and on-demand air cargo and passenger services. Passenger air charter services are also operated under the Air Charter Express (ACE) brand using Saab 2000 aircraft.[1] Freight Runners is headquartered at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.[2]

Company history

Freight Runners Express began operations in 1985 flying cargo across the state of Wisconsin.[3] Passenger operations began in 1992 with the launch of the Air Charter Express brand. FRE/ACE is the worlds largest civilian operator of Saab 2000 with 6 aircraft currently operating in the fleet.

Current fleet

Freight Runners Express Embraer 120ER
Freight Runners Express Beech 99 Freighter

As of October 2023 , the Freight Runners Express fleet consists of the following aircraft:[4][5]

Aircraft In fleet Passenger capacity Cargo capacity -
Embraer EMB 120F 9 - 7500 lbs
Beech 99 Freighter 10 - 3600 lbs
Saab 2000 6 30 passengers
Total 25

Historical fleet

Freight Runners Express has operated many aircraft types in its history.[6][original research?]

Aircraft Entered service Retired
Piper Cherokee 6 1983 1987
Cessna 207 1987 2015
King Air C90 2001 2004
Beech 18 2000 2002
King Air B350 2009 2019
Cessna 402 1990 2015
Beech 1900C Freighter 2007 2022


Notes:

Statistics

Freight Runners Express flies 2,065,000 pounds of cargo per calendar year. The fleet will fly an average of 3,700,000 miles, arriving at 390 cities and carrying 39,060 passengers. This is achieved with 9,570 flights totaling 8,400 hours of flight time.[7]

References

  1. ^ Freight Runners Express website passenger charters page retrieved on 4 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 84.
  3. ^ "Freight Runners Express company history". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Freight Runners Cargo Fleet". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Freight Runners Passenger Fleet". Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ Interview with Company Officials
  7. ^ "About Freight Runners Express".