Air Cargo Management

Atlas Air receives second new Boeing 777-200 freighter

Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., has taken delivery of a Boeing 777-200 Freighter, which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC) as part of a previously announced long-term ACMI agreement.

This new delivery is the second of four Boeing 777-200 freighters that Atlas Air will operate for MSC, complementing the existing weekly service for the world’s largest shipping company.

MSC currently offers around-the-world service to airports such as Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN).

Michael Steen, chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide, said: “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 of air cargo at MSC, said: “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.”

(Picture above – N708GT, the second of four B777-200Fs operated by Atlas Air on behalf of MSC)

Atlas Air
At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the delivery of N708GT – from L-R: Chris Dwyer (Boeing), David Cyrus (MSC), Graham Perkins (Atlas Air), Gavin Deeks (MSC), and Tony Slama (Boeing)

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