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Major Air Cargo Service Company Extends Lease, Staying in NKY

Worldwide Air Logistics Group and its parent company, Southern Air Holdings, Inc., today announced they have extended the lease for their headquarters in Northern Kentucky at Turfway Ridge Office Park on Turfway Road in Florence.

Worldwide offers diversified ACMI and CMI air cargo service offerings through its separate air carrier operating companies. 

“With its excellent workforce, quality of life, and exceptional business climate, the Commonwealth has been a terrific partner for us since we relocated to Kentucky two years ago,” said Dan McHugh, Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide. “Our renewed commitment to the Northern Kentucky area will allow us to further build upon on our strong partnership with the community and continue to support DHL Express at its main U.S. hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.” 

Southern Air is a critical and growing provider of airlift services for DHL Express and other customers, offering safe, fuel-efficient, domestic and intercontinental ACMI/CMI services on routes around the world with its fleet of Boeing 777 and 737 freighters. Southern Air currently employs approximately 400 in Kentucky and its other global locations. 

The Turfway Road location houses headquarters for Worldwide and Southern Air Inc. Florida West International Airways Inc. remains based in Miami, Florida.

“Ever since Southern Air made the decision in 2013 to relocate to Kentucky, we have worked with the company as a strategic partner to ensure its success,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “The impact Worldwide and Southern Air have in concert with DHL’s presence is immense and continues to have a beneficial ripple effect on our economy. We are fortunate to be blessed with an ideal location for logistics, but this lease extension also serves as a powerful testament to Kentucky’s workforce, quality of life and business climate.”

“Northern Kentucky has a talented aviation community and Southern Air is an integral part of it,” said Gary Moore, Boone County Judge-Executive and Chairman of Northern Kentucky TriCounty Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED). “Worldwide and Southern Air are committed to our community where their employees live and work, and we sincerely thank them for their confidence and investment in Northern Kentucky. We look forward to their continued growth in our region.”

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