PURCHASE, N.Y.--Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced the placement of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters into ACMI service for DHL Express.
The two aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air, Inc. in Polar Air Cargo Worldwide's transpacific express network under an ACMI arrangement for the benefit of DHL Express and Polar's other customers. The aircraft replace two Boeing 747-400 Freighters currently in ACMI service for DHL, said a release.
The 747-8Fs will provide additional revenue cargo volume to serve DHL's expanding express business. The 747-400Fs will be placed immediately into revenue service for Atlas Air.
“We are delighted to deepen our long-standing relationship with DHL and to support the strong growth of its transpacific network operations,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.
Commencement of the new ACMI service for DHL is scheduled to begin shortly. At that time, Atlas will operate a total of four 747-8Fs and five 747-400Fs in ACMI service on behalf of DHL. Atlas will also continue to operate seven Boeing 767 Freighters in CMI service for DHL.