Atlas takes delivery of second 777F for MSC Air Cargo operations

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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.”

Atlas Air took delivery of the first 777F in the ACMI deal in November. The following month saw MSC Air Cargo launch operations. The airline chose Liège Airport as its European hub.

Atlas Air in B777F ACMI deal with MSC Air Cargo

MSC Air Cargo prepares for take off as first freighter arrives

MSC Air Cargo launches with Liege hub flights

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]