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Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Second of Four New Boeing 777-200 Freighters, to be Operated for MSC

Atlas Air has taken delivery of the second of four new Boeing 777-200 Freighters. The aircraft will be operated on behalf of MSC Air Cargo under a previously announced ACMI agreement.

Atlas Air MSC Air Cargo Branded Boeing 777-200 Freighter - Courtesy MSC

On Thursday (July 20, 2023), Atlas Air, a division of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, announced that they have taken delivery of the second of four new Boeing 777-200 Freighters. The aircraft will be operated on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s MSC Air Cargo solution under a previously announced aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement. Currently, MSC offers global air cargo service to airports in Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN).

In Thursday’s announcement, Atlas Air Worldwide’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Steen, 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.”

Also commenting on the latest Boeing 777-200 delivery, MSC’s Senior Vice President of Air Cargo, Jannie Davel, 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.”

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global leader in transportation and logistics. The privately-owned company was founded by Gianluigi Aponte in 1970. The company has 675 offices in 155 countries worldwide, with the MSC Group employing over 150,000 team members. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport across the globe, MSC prides itself on delivering worldwide service with local knowledge. The company’s shipping line sails on over 260 trade routes, with over 500 ports of call.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Delivery of N708GT; From Left to Right: Chris Dwyer (Boeing), David Cyrus (MSC), Graham Perkins (Atlas Air), Gavin Deeks (MSC), and Tony Slama (Boeing) - Courtesy Atlas Air Worldwide

Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of third-party aircraft and aviation operating services. Company subsidiaries include Atlas Air 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. On March 17, 2023, Atlas Air Worldwide was taken private by an investment group led by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, along with investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company and Hill City Capital.

Source: Atlas Air Worldwide


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