ASTAR laying off over 200 employees from NKY location

ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) - An air freight company has announced that it's laying off over 200 employees from its Erlanger location in the coming months.

ASTAR USA is ending its contract with DHL, according to company officials.

The company released the following statement on Thursday:

ASTAR USA is a Miami-headquartered company whose work for DHL is ending in accordance with the terms of its contract with DHL.  Unfortunately, the end of this contract may result in approximately 200 layoffs in the Cincinnati area over the coming months.  ASTAR will continue to provide services to other customers, including the United States Department of Defense.

The Erlanger location is located on Wendell Ford Boulevard.

ASTAR provides air charter and freight services, freight forwarding and cargo carrier shipments for the military and government.

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