Atlas to operate two B747-8 freighters for DHL Express
Atlas Air Worldwide has reached agreement with DHL Express to place its sixth and seventh Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft with the Deutsche Post-owned logistics company.
The two aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air as part of its Polar Air Cargo express network under an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) arrangement starting in the fourth quarter of this year.
They will be the first of their type flown for DHL Express and will operate in DHL’s Asian and transpacific markets, replacing two 747-400 freighters.
Atlas Air president and CEO William Flynn, commented: “With these new 747-8 freighters, DHL Express will have increased capacity and revenue-generating capability in one of the fastest developing regions of the world.”
Atlas Air expects to receive an additional two 747-8Fs in the first half of 2013, completing its nine-strong order.