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Air freight

Connecting your freight with the world

We pave the way for seamless international cargo movement. Explore how our state-of-the-art facilities and streamlined logistics solutions ensure efficient and secure goods transportation across global skies.


Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) is within a one-day truck drive to nearly half of the U.S. and one-third of the Canadian population. Our airport is also situated adjacent to Norfolk Southern Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal.

International, domestic, and charter carriers

It’s about time global shipping was easy. International freight hubs in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East are easily accessible via Rickenbacker International Airport, which offers scheduled import and export services.

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Animal exports

Having a safe and quiet environment for livestock, particularly horses, is essential for successful animal transport. The LCK Port of Embarkation offers the facilities, staff, partners, and geography to make animal transportation as easy and efficient as possible.

We’ve worked hard to create a process and culture of animal-friendly flying. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Less stress for the animals
  • Quieter, less congested airport
  • Handling facility dedicated to animal transport, no loading airside
  • Only a five-minute tug ride between the animal facility and aircraft
  • Dedicated local USDA Animal ramp
  • Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) office to service needs 24/7
  • Experienced livestock ground handling

Baker Livestock and Horse Transport, a certified livestock ground handling agent, provides quality care and specialized staff. Contact Larry Baker to make arrangements for the care and transit of your animals.

Collaborative customer service

No more missing links. With our collaborative air service partners, ground handling, and warehousing all under one roof, you’ll fly ahead of the competition. Offloading aircraft in less than three hours? It’s about time.

Service providers

Several of the air freight industry’s top logistics providers operate at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), offering more options for international and domestic shippers who appreciate a variety of choices when it comes to moving goods.

AirNet II is a FAA 135 air carrier and 145 repair station, offering on-demand cargo charters, avionic installations, and aircraft maintenance. Known for top-tier radiopharmaceutical cargo charters, AirNet II holds special permits from USDOT and Transport Canada. The company excels in rapid turnaround and specialized handling for industries like Aircraft on Ground (AOG), life sciences, dangerous goods, and security-sensitive sectors, making it the premier cargo charter service. 

Learn more at airnet.com.

Forward Air’s National Hub, situated at Rickenbacker International Airport, connects 47 cities within a day’s reach. Offering a wide range of supply chain services, Forward Air benefits wholesale transportation firms like logistics companies, freight forwarders, integrated air cargo carriers, airlines, and unconventional shippers. Beyond linehaul services, the company provides full truckloads (Truckload Services), final-mile coverage (Complete® Cartage), and airline logistics. Its airside facility also handles Container Freight Station services. 

Learn more at forwardair.com.

RCS Logistics excels in global logistics, including air, ocean, land freight, third-party logistics (3PL), distribution, customs, and more. Based in Hong Kong, with RCS- owned/affiliated offices across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., RCS Logistics serves various sectors, such as telecom, electronics, retail apparel, footwear, and related accessories, in import and export services. 

Learn more at rcslogistics.com.

Alliance Ground International offers extensive warehousing services. With vast aviation experience, AGI excels in cargo aircraft handling, warehousing, passenger aircraft ramp services, fueling, and airport support. AGI prioritizes open communication with airline clients, fostering successful relationships. This exchange of insights enables tailored solutions, enhancing operational efficiency. 

Learn more at allianceground.com

Trinity Logistics USA Inc. is a top air freight forwarder, running a 40,000- square-foot on-ramp air cargo facility and container freight station at LCK. The company caters to fashion, electronics, consumer goods, and high-tech industries with import/export services. Trinity offers seamless air freight solutions connecting Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Trinity is an end-to-end freight forwarder dedicated to simplifying modern shipping for clients, making freight transport efficient and hassle-free.

Learn more at trinityworld.com.

Rickenbacker Aviation’s trained and certified personnel can handle scheduled widebody freighters and chartered air freight carriers of all sizes, allowing your cargo to spend less time sitting and more time flying. Comprehensive aviation services include:

  • Fueling and deicing
  • Ground handling services
  • Catering and concierge
  • Flight crew amenities

Learn more about Rickenbacker Aviation