Kalitta Charters
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #K11A535K[1]
Operating basesWillow Run Airport
Fleet size45
DestinationsADHOC Charter Flights
HeadquartersYpsilanti, Michigan, United States
Key peopleDoug Kalitta, President

Kalitta Charters is an American charter airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States. Its main base is Willow Run Airport.[2] The company is owned and run by Doug Kalitta, nephew of Kalitta Air founder Connie Kalitta. Kalitta Charters is now the sole company with a contract with the US government to fly service members' remains to their final resting places. Kalitta Charters offers Executive Charter, Air Ambulance & Air Cargo services, and a FAR Part 145 aircraft repair station at their operating facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In August 2015, Kalitta Charters acquired AirNet.[3]


A Kalitta Charters II 727-200, parked at LEX airport in Lexington, Kentucky
Dassault Falcon 20 registration N229CK at Dover Air Force Base

The Kalitta Charters fleet comprises the following aircraft as of February 2023:[4] [5] [6]

Kalitta Charters Fleet
Aircraft In
Boeing 727-200F 2 N726CK, N729CK; Both to be retired by April of 2024[7]
Boeing 737-300F 5 N331CK, N332CK, N335CK, ((N336CK, N337CK (painted in new Kalitta Charters II livery),))
Boeing 737-400F 8 N403CK, N405CK, N406CK, N730CK, N732CK, N733CK (DHL, Kalitta hybrid), N734CK (DHL, Kalitta hybrid),
Boeing 737-800F 2 Both operated for DHL, N318FL & N325FL
Challenger 601 2 N242CK, N245CK
Dassault Falcon 20 9 N100AS, N192CK, N226CK (parked as of 2/13), N227CK, N229CK, N240CK, N244CK, N808CK, N820CK,
King Air 200 1 N243CK
Learjet 35 8 N295CK, N298CK, N35WL, N325NW, N431CK, N73CK, N870CK, N913CK
Learjet 36 2 N71CK, N905CK
Learjet 45 4 N451CK, N452CK, N453CK, N45KX
Total 45

See also


  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 99.
  3. ^ "AirNet, Kalitta Charters combine assets". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2020-06-22.
  4. ^ "Our Cargo Fleet". Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  5. ^ "Our Passenger Fleet". Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  6. ^ "Kalitta Charters II Fleet". Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  7. ^ "US's Kalitta Charters II to retire B727s in 2024". Ch-aviation.com. December 22, 2023.