Freight Atlas Air announces second aircraft with Asiana Cargo

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The US cargo airline Atlas Air has announced a deal for a second Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Asiana Cargo.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit has entered into an agreement to add a second Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Asiana Cargo.

The aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air and be flown on key global routes across the fast-growing transpacific market, connecting South Korea with several destinations in the United States. The aircraft is an incremental unit in Atlas Air's fleet in response to customer demand and will enter into service this month.

“We are delighted to expand our strategic partnership with Asiana Cargo,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “Asiana takes pride in providing reliable, high-quality service, and we are very pleased to be chosen to manage an important part of its international network. We look forward to providing Asiana and its customers with unmatched service and a platform for future expansion.”

New York-based Atlas Air is a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Southern Air Holdings, Titan Avition Holdings and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo. With around 30 B747 Freighter in service, the company operates the world’s largest B747 Freighter fleet. Beside the B747, the airline operates Boeing 737, B757, B767 and B777 Freighters. Largest external leasing customers are DHL, Amazon and Boeing for the four B747 Dreamlifter.

Asiana Cargo operates a fleet of eleven Boeing 747 Freighter and one B767 Freighter. The Star Alliance airline offers dedicated freighter services to destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.

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