News Article | 1/18/2008

Charter airline breaks ground at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport

A new airline that will offer charter flights for passengers and cargo will build its headquarters at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport.

Peregrine Point LLC plans to launch service with a single Gulfstream G450 jet next month from Dallas Love Field in February but will base that aircraft and a Boeing 737-700 at its Alliance location when the new headquarters and hangar are ready in August, general manager Randy Taylor said.

Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief on Thursday joined Mr. Taylor and officials from developer Hillwood Properties to break ground on the new facilities.

Mr. Taylor, a retired pilot with the Air Force and Delta Air Lines Inc., said Peregrine’s aircraft can carry either passengers or cargo, but he expects that hauling VIP passengers will be the bigger part of the business.

“There’s a lot of corporations out there who want to take their people, go different places, make business decisions,” he said. “They don’t want to go through the airline hassle, and they don’t want people to know what they’re doing. It gives us the capability to take them wherever they want to go.”