Atlas signs DHL deal
08 / 09 / 2011
ATLAS Air is growing its non-asset-intensive crew, maintenance and insurance (CMI) service solution following a deal with DHL Express.
Atlas will operate five 767 freighters owned by DHL in its North American network starting next year.
“Since October 2008, we have provided time-definite, 747-400 freighter network service to DHL through our Polar Air Cargo Worldwide subsidiary, primarily in the transpacific trade lanes. Now we are capitalising on our technical expertise and deep industry knowledge to initiate domestic 767 service for DHL and broaden our opportunities in aviation outsourcing,” William Flynn, chief executive officer, said.
Atlas Air’s CMI service for DHL is expected to begin with one aircraft in the first quarter of 2012 and to expand to five aircraft by the third quarter of 2012.