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  • Joe Breitfeller

Atlas Air Expands Partnership With Flexport, Adding Third Boeing 747-400 Freighter

Atlas Air has reached an agreement with Flexport, the technology platform for global logistics, to add a third Boeing 747-400 Freighter to their fleet from September 2022. The long-term charter agreement reflects increasing demand for dedicated international freighter capacity.


Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 Freighter - Courtesy Atlas Air

On Thursday (January 27, 2022), Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., announced an agreement with Flexport, the technology platform for global logistics, which will add a third Boring 747-400 Freighter to their fleet from September 2022. The new long-term charter agreement reflects the burgeoning demand for Atlas’ services and dedicated international widebody airfreight capacity, and will broaden Flexport’s network of dedicated freighters to include service from Asia to Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and Chicago (ORD). With the additional 747-400 Freighter, Flexport’s dedicated airfreight capacity from Atlas will increase by 50 percent, allowing for enhanced schedule flexibility and new origins and destinations in 2022 and beyond.


In Thursday’s announcement, Atlas Air Worldwide’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Michael T. Steen, said,


“We look forward to enhancing our long-term relationship with Flexport as we continue to support the growth and expansion of its network with dedicated freighters. Atlas Air is strategically positioned to serve Flexport with an unparalleled fleet of widebody freighters and our vast global footprint. Our team is pleased to deliver even more value to Flexport and its customers through the world-class service they can depend on from Atlas Air.”


Also commenting on the expanded partnership, Flexport’s Global Head of Airfreight, Neel Jones Shah, said,


“We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide to bring additional capacity to Flexport clients amid a turbulent time in airfreight. This strategic agreement will strengthen Flexport’s dedicated capacity network and provide global shippers with additional origins and destinations throughout Asia and the United States, ultimately enabling them to build more flexible and resilient supply chains.”


Flexport believes that trade can ‘move the human race forward’, and aims to make global trade easy for everyone. The company is the platform for global logistics, empowering buyers, sellers and logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. During 2021, companies of all sizes, from emerging brands to Fortune 500s, used Flexport technology to move nearly $19 billion in merchandise across 112 countries.


Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAWW) is a leading global provider of third-party aircraft and aviation operating services. Company subsidiaries include Atlas Air, Southern Air Holdings and Titan Aviation Holdings. Additionally, the company owns a majority stake in Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. Together, the Atlas Air family of companies operate the world’s largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet. The company also offers their customers a wide selection of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.



Source: Atlas Air Worldwide