Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, has taken delivery of a Boeing 777-200 Freighter, which it will operate on behalf of its customer MSC, as part of a previously announced long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement.
This is the second of four Boeing 777-200 Freighters that Atlas Air will operate for the Swiss/Italian company, which will complement the existing weekly service for MSC.
Currently, MSC is offering around-the-world service to airports such as Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN) and Xiamen (XMN).
“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,” said Michael Steen, CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide.
“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” commented Jannie Davel, senior vice president of Air Cargo at MSC.