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  • Joe Breitfeller

Atlas Air Extends Long-Standing Partnership With Qantas Freight

Atlas Air has extended their long-standing partnership with Qantas Freight, which began in 2004. Under the extended agreement, Atlas will provide long-haul widebody main deck capacity with two Boeing 747-400Fs linking Australia, Asia and the U.S.


Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F Freighter - Courtesy Atlas Air

On Thursday (August 11, 2022), Atlas Air announced the extension of their long-standing partnership with Qantas Freight, which has been in place for over a decade. With the extended agreement, Atlas will provide long-haul, widebody main deck capacity for Qantas Freight with two Boeing 747-400Fs operating their existing network linking Australia, Asia and the U.S. Additionally, another 747-400F will service the one-way U.S.-Australia-Hong Kong route, boosting capacity to meet growing customer demand.


In Thursday’s announcement, Atlas Air Worldwide’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John W. Dietrich, said,


“We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Qantas Freight and support its customers and network. This important extension with Qantas Freight comes at a time of significant growth in the air freight industry. We look forward to supporting Qantas Freight as it continues to expand its global freighter network.”


Also commenting on the extended freight capacity partnership, Qantas Freight’s Executive Manager, Catriona Larritt, added,


“Air freight remains in high demand for efficient deliveries for urgent, time-sensitive movements. Continuing our relationship with Atlas Air will ensure we can maintain these important air freight connections between Australia and several of the largest global trading hubs in Asia and the U.S, supporting long-standing relationships with our key customers.”


Atlas Air and Qantas are both committed to meeting the 2050 sustainability targets set forth by the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and Atlas will work with the Qantas Future Planet initiative to offset a majority of the emissions from the flights operated on behalf of Qantas Freight.


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