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Atlas Air, DHL Express extend agreements for 20 freighters

[ September 17, 2021   //   ]

Atlas Air, Inc., announced it has entered into contract extensions with DHL Express to continue operating 20 freighter aircraft in support of their fast-growing express and e-commerce markets.
These agreements build on the strategic partnership between Atlas Air Worldwide and DHL, which began in 2008 and included DHL acquiring 49% of AAWW’s subsidiary, Polar Air Cargo, as well as a long-term agreement for six dedicated 747-400Fs to operate on key Trans-Pacific routes.
The partnership has grown significantly over the years, and under these extended agreements, Atlas Air will continue to operate four different aircraft platforms for DHL Express, including: 6 B747-8 freighters; 2 B747-400 freighters; 8 B777-200 freighters; and 4 B767-300 freighters
“As this agreement indicates, Atlas is capitalizing on the strong global airfreight market conditions as we deepen relationships with our customers,” Atlas Air CEO John Dietrich said.
In early September, Atlas Air finalized a five-year labor contract with its pilots.

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