Freight Atlas Air delivers 20th 767-300 Freighter to Amazon Prime Air

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Atlas Air Worldwide has delivered the 20th Boeing 767-300 Freighter aircraft to Amazon´s Prime Air.

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N1487A entered into Amazon´s domestic air freight network ahead of the upcoming peak holiday season around the Christmas time. The twentieth converted B767-300 has previously been operating passenger flights with airlines like Thomas Cook Airlines, Garuda Indonesia or Monarch Airlines.

After freighter conversion in 2017, the airframe operated cargo flights for Atlas Air and has now been transferred to Amazon Air as Atlas Air´s twentieth aircraft to join the Prime Air fleet.

William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer at Atlas Air said: “Our delivery of 20 aircraft to Amazon over the last 28 months is a significant achievement [...] It is an accomplishment that we are very proud of and for which our employees worked hard. We appreciate Amazon's confidence in our capabilities, global scale and operating excellence.”

“E-commerce is the fastest growing air cargo segment, and we are excited to continue our partnership with Amazon as it delivers innovative service to its customers,” Flynn added.

Back in 2016, Atlas Air Worldwide and Amazon agreed on a long-term commercial agreement that Atlas Air will operate the aircraft on a CMI basis. CMI stands for crew, maintenance and insurance. Titan Aviation, the leasing unit from Atlas Air dry leases the aircraft to Amazon.

The delivery marks another milestone for Amazon´s Prime Air. The airline subsidiary of E-commerce giant Amazon has been strongly growing over the past two years. Its fleet currently consists of 30 Boeing 767-300 freighter aircraft. Prime Air solely operates domestic flights within the United States of America.

Prime Air is also developing solutions that see drones being used to deliver products. The delivery system was designed to bring goods to customers within 30 minutes.

Atlas Air Worldwide is a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is a parent company for Atlas Air, Southern Air Holdings and Titan Aviation Holdings. It furthermore is the major shareholder of Polar Air Cargo. The Atlas Air Group operates the world´s largest fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters. The fleet furthermore consists of Boeing 777s, 767s, 757s and 737s. Atlas Air operates domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger charter flights.

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