Atlas Air enters into B747F ACMI agreement with FedEx

By Rachelle Harry

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Atlas Air Inc, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, has entered into an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement with FedEx.

Under the terms of the agreement, two of Atlas’ Boeing 747-400 freighters have entered into service and are flying on behalf of FedEx, on an ACMI basis, to support its growing express and e-commerce network.

John W. Dietrich, president and chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide, commented: “We are pleased to grow our long-term relationship with FedEx. This agreement reflects the continued strong demand for airfreight capacity, particularly in the express and e-commerce markets.

“Atlas is a leader in supporting express networks, with a focus on operating the most modern, fuel-efficient aircraft to deliver high levels of on-time performance for our customers.”

Earlier this month, Atlas Air entered into contract extensions with DHL Express that will see it continuing to operate 20 freighter aircraft to support the forwarders’ “fast-growing” express and e-commerce markets.

Under the extended agreements, Atlas Air will continue to operate four different aircraft for DHL Express, including: six Boeing 747-8 freighters; two Boeing 747-400 freighters; eight Boeing 777-200 freighters; and four Boeing 767-300 freighters.

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