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Grand Aire Awarded GSA Schedule 08/30/2011

Grand Aire Awarded Federal Contract

Toledo, Ohio:  Grand Aire, Inc. is pleased to announce that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the company a GSA Schedule 599 contract. Grand Aire is now certified to provide direct air charter broker services to the Federal government. Grand Aire’s extensive list of air charter services is posted on GSA Advantage!®, the government's electronic ordering system (www.gsaadvantage.gov).

"Over the last quarter century, Grand Aire has been providing cost-effective, time-critical air charter support to thousands of companies around the world.  We’re pleased to have the opportunity to extend that same level of service to the federal government." stated Zachary Cheema, President & CEO of Grand Aire. He continues: "The Company is honored to be one of just a handful of air charter brokers approved by the General Services Administration."

GSA Schedule 599 is the Travel Services Solutions Schedule for all branches of the federal government. Schedule 599 includes travel consulting services, travel agent services, charter services and lodging negotiations and management. Commercial charter services are for both domestic and international air travel and cover the full range of charter services.

Charter services under Schedule 599 can apply to passenger, medical patient transport, emergency, environmental, climatology, agricultural, charter management and prisoner/alien transport.

About Grand Aire:

Founded in 1985 by Tahir & Katrina Cheema, Grand Aire operates the only 24/7 FBO (fixed-base operation) at Toledo Express Airport and is a non-asset based air charter company specializing in expedited air charter solutions. The company provides both freight and passenger charter services worldwide from its Toledo, Ohio headquarters. The company has won numerous service awards in recent years including the Wells Fargo Asian American Business Leadership Award and the Air Cargo Excellence Award.  Last year, Diversity Business listed Grand Aire as one of Ohio’s leading minority-owned businesses. Grand Aire is also a service-disabled veteran-owned small business and is home to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio.

Air Cargo World, a top industry publication named Grand Aire as one of the top five air charter companies in North America.  For more information, contact Jim Renda at 419-861-6777.

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