Cathay Pacific Cargo to wet lease two B747-8 Freighters from Atlas Air Worldwide
May 06, 2017: Cathay Pacific Cargo has reached agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, to wet lease two Boeing 747-8 Freighters from May 2017 to support its airfreight operations.
The two freighters, which will be operated by Atlas Air through an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) service agreement, will be deployed to supplement capacity on Cathay Pacific Cargo’s existing network.
Simon Large, director, Cathay Pacific Cargo, said, “This agreement underscores the strength of our cargo operations and our commitment to enhance the frequency of our services across our expanding global network.”
William J Flynn, president and chief executive officer, Atlas Air Worldwide, said, “Cathay Pacific is a prominent global airline and a standout performer in the airfreight market. We are delighted to work with Cathay Pacific’s cargo division to facilitate the strong growth of its global network. With two of our next-generation -8 freighters – offering greater performance in payload, fuel efficiency and total cost per tonne-mile – in service for Cathay Pacific Cargo, we look forward to supporting the airline as it takes advantage of the market opportunities before it.”