Atlas Air takes delivery of 2nd new Boeing 777-200 freighter
Aircraft to be operated for MSC Air Cargo as part of long-term ACMI agreement
Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, has taken delivery of a Boeing 777-200 freighter, which it will operate on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company as part of a previously announced long-term aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance (ACMI) agreement.
"This is the second of four Boeing 777-200 freighters that Atlas Air will operate for MSC, which will complement the existing weekly service for the world’s largest shipping company," says a release from MSC. "Currently, MSC is offering around-the-world service to airports such as Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN)."
Michael Steen, Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air says: “Building on the successful launch of MSC’s air cargo solution, we are very pleased to welcome this second 777 delivery as part of our long-term strategic partnership. We expect our remaining two 777 aircraft to be delivered in the fourth quarter. We value the trust that MSC has in Atlas Air to support the expanding requirements of their global network, and are excited to leverage our expertise and industry-leading solutions.”
Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President, Air Cargo, MSC adds: “The delivery of our second MSC branded aircraft represents another strategic component towards our offering that further connects trade lanes for our customers. In partnership with Atlas Air, we have built a solid foundation on which to expand our air cargo solution."