Dec 06, 2016: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) has announced that Atlas Air has entered into an agreement to operate its first Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), with an opportunity for additional aircraft in the future.
The contract is initially for one aircraft to be flown in key global routes across the transpacific connecting Asia and the US Service is scheduled to begin in January 2017.
“Nippon Cargo Airlines is an important addition to our customer portfolio,” said William J Flynn, president and chief executive officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.
“We are very pleased that NCA has chosen Atlas Air to manage an important part of its international network. NCA is very focused on high service quality, and we look forward to providing it and its customers with unmatched service and a platform for future expansion.”
In May this year, Amazon had signed an agreement with AAWW to lease up to 20 B767-300 freighters. The first commercial flight resulting from the Amazon and Atlas Air deal took place on August 10, with "Amazon One" departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and landing at Wilmington Air Park Airport.