Atlas places B747-8 ACMI freighter pair with Cathay Pacific Cargo

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has placed two Boeing 747-8 freighters into ACMI service for Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Cargo
Both freighters will be operated by Atlas Air and will fly on behalf of Cathay Pacific Cargo through aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance agreements.
The new B747-8F service is scheduled to begin in May, and will be deployed to supplement capacity on Cathay Pacific Cargo’s existing network.
“Cathay Pacific is a prominent global airline and a standout performer in the airfreight market,”said William Flynn, president and chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide.
“We are delighted to work with Cathay Pacific’s cargo division to facilitate the strong growth of its global network, and we look forward to supporting our customer as it takes advantage of market opportunities.”
Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Simon Large said: “This agreement underscores the strength of our cargo operations and our commitment to enhance the frequency of our services across our expanding global network. We are very pleased to be able to provide our customers with increased options, flexibility and convenience and look forward to developing a long-term partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide.”

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