AAW Announces Placement of Additional B747-400 Freighter
By Pritha Dey
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, today announced the agreement to place a ninth Boeing 747-400 freighter into express network ACMI service for the benefit of DHL Express beginning in July 2012.
William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide, said, “We are pleased to announce this agreement. The additional 747 freighter that will begin flying for DHL will complement the eight aircraft we already have in service for its global express business. This incremental aircraft reflects the continued growth of DHL Express and our proven ability to support customer initiatives by delivering global operating scale and consistent service excellence. The aircraft will be used in an expanded trans-Pacific dedicated freighter network.”
Atlas Air Worldwide’s unit, Atlas Air, Inc., which provides outsourced airport-to-airport wide-body cargo solutions, will operate the aircraft for its sister company, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., which serves DHL and other customers.