Piedmont Airlines will expand office complex

County Executive Bob Culver, along with Steve Farrow, CEO of Piedmont Airlines, on Tuesday announced the expansion of Piedmont’s offices into the David J. Ward terminal building.

The offices, which were renovated by Piedmont, will house administrative staff plus the Ground Support Equipment staff.

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, will receive its first Embraer 145 regional jet in October, and will start using regional jets on select routes out of Philadelphia in early 2016.

“I am very excited about Piedmont’s expansion,” Culver said. “Piedmont is a great partner in providing passenger service to the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. We are looking forward to the new jets and the new jobs these regional jets will bring.”

Farrow was equally happy in his comments.

“Piedmont employs more than 400 people in Wicomico County, and that number is increasing,” said Farrow.

“The expansion into the old terminal building gives us the space we need immediately, and the opportunity to continue to grow as we increase our fleet over the next several years.

Piedmont Airlines, headquartered in Salisbury, is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group.

Piedmont employees 6,500 aviation professionals in more than 80 locations in the United States. Piedmont operates a fleet of 37 deHavilland Dash 8 turboprops and will expand its fleet to include 20 Embraer 145 regional jets in 2016.

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