Air, Freight News

Atlas Air Worldwide Places Two 747-8 ACMI Freighters with Cathay Pacific Cargo

[ May 6, 2017   //   ]

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced the placement of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters into ACMI service for Cathay Pacific Cargo, a leading global airline based in Hong Kong.

Both 747-8 Freighters will be operated by Atlas Air, Inc. and will fly on behalf of Cathay Pacific Cargo through aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance agreements. The new 747-8F service is scheduled to begin in May, and will be deployed to supplement capacity on Cathay Pacific Cargo’s existing network.

“Cathay Pacific is a prominent global airline and a standout performer in the airfreight market,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.

“We are delighted to work with Cathay Pacific’s cargo division to facilitate the strong growth of its global network, and we look forward to supporting our customer as it takes advantage of market opportunities.”

Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Simon Large said: “This agreement underscores the strength of our cargo operations and our commitment to enhance the frequency of our services across our expanding global network. We are very pleased to be able to provide our customers with increased options, flexibility and convenience and look forward to developing a long-term partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide.”