Atlas takes delivery of second 777F for MSC Air Cargo operations
21 / 07 / 2023
Atlas Air has taken delivery of the second of four Boeing 777-200 freighters that it will operate on behalf of MSC Air Cargo.
The new airline’s freighters are being operated by Atlas Air following a long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement announced in September last year.
MSC Air Cargo’s parent company, shipping giant Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), said the airline is currently offering around-the-world service to airports including Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN).
“Building on the successful launch of MSC’s Air Cargo Solution, we are very pleased to welcome this second 777 delivery as part of our long-term strategic partnership. We expect our remaining two 777 aircraft to be delivered in the fourth quarter,” said Michael Steen, Atlas Air Worldwide chief executive.
“We value the trust that MSC has in Atlas Air to support the expanding requirements of their global network, and are excited to leverage our expertise and industry-leading solutions.”
Jannie Davel, senior vice president air cargo at MSC, said: “The delivery of our second MSC branded aircraft represents another strategic component towards our offering that further connects trade lanes for our customers. In partnership with Atlas Air, we have built a solid foundation on which to expand our air cargo solution.”