Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., has taken delivery of a fourth Boeing 777 Freighter (777F) which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC).
The additional aircraft, which enters operation today (January 11), is part of a previously announced long-term ACMI agreement and will enable MSC to expand its reach and capacity for its customers.
The inaugural 777F was delivered in November 2022, with the second and third being delivered in July and November 2023, respectively.
Atlas Air states the aircraft will complement the existing weekly service, including a route from Hong Kong (HKG) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).
Richard Broekman, chief commercial officer and head of sustainability at Atlas Air Worldwide, said: “The delivery of this fourth 777 Freighter that we are operating for MSC marks an incredibly exciting milestone of our long-term strategic partnership.
“We value our partnership and look forward to building upon our relationship with MSC as the company continues to grow its air cargo solution for its customers.”
Anders Matikka, vice president, air cargo at MSC, said: “This latest 777 Freighter delivery represents a pivotal moment and significant milestone for our company as it marks the completion of our first set of aircrafts in partnership with Atlas Air.
“This new and enhanced fleet will empower us to elevate our offering, ensuring enhanced support for our valued clients and a stronger presence in the market.
“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Atlas Air team for their dedication, professionalism, and the positive impact we’ve created together.
“As we take off on a new year, our commitment to delivering outstanding services, meeting our clients’ demands, and fostering new strategic alliances remains steadfast. We look forward to new opportunities and challenges on the horizon.”
The 777Freighter has a range of 4,970 nautical miles (9,200km) and a maximum structural payload of 235,900 pounds (107 tonnes). The aircraft also meets quota count standards for maximum accessibility to noise‑sensitive airports around the globe.
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