Atlas Air scoops Asiana Cargo B747 deal

14 / 02 / 2017

Asiana Cargo has awarded Atlas Air with a contract to operate one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters on a transpacific route.

Atlas said that the contract would initially cover a single aircraft covering "key global routes across the transpacific", connecting South Korea with several destinations in the US.

Atlas Air Worldwide president and chief executive William Flynn said: "We are delighted to welcome Asiana Cargo as an important addition to our customer portfolio.

“Asiana takes pride in providing reliable, high-quality service, and we are very pleased to be chosen to manage an important part of its international network.

We look forward to providing Asiana and its customers with unmatched service and a platform for future expansion.”

Kwang Suk Kim, executive vice president, Asiana Cargo, added: “Asiana Cargo is pleased to announce its partnership with Atlas Air, the most reliable air cargo partner.

Asiana appreciates Atlas’ outstanding cooperation and expects to serve Asiana’s clients with enhanced freighter services."

The service is due to begin later this month. Asiana currently offers US freighter services to Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta and Dallas Fort Worth.

Its fleet currently stands at 10 B747-400 freighters and one B767-300ERF.