Atlas Air takes delivery of second new Boeing 777-200 Freighter

An Atlas Air Boeing 777-200 Freighter on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air has taken delivery of the second of four Boeing 777-200 Freighters, which is set to operate on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.

This delivery marks a further step as part of a previously disclosed long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, insurance) agreement.

A promising strategic partnership

The recent acquisition of the Boeing 777-200 Freighter is the second of four planned for MSC, further bolstering the existing weekly service offered by the world’s largest shipping company.

The airports served by MSC’s around-the-world service include Mexico City (NLU), Indianapolis (IND), Liege (LGG), Seoul (ICN), and Xiamen (XMN).

Michael Steen, the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide, expressed his support for the partnership with MSC, stating, “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.”


Jannie Davel, the Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC, also expressed enthusiasm about the delivery of their second MSC branded aircraft, saying,

“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.”

Advantages of the Boeing 777-200 Freighter

With this latest addition to their fleet, Atlas Air continues to showcase its commitment to delivering top-notch air cargo solutions to its clients.

As a leading player in the aviation industry, Atlas Air’s comprehensive ACMI agreement with MSC reinforces the importance of reliable, efficient, and strategic partnerships in the ever-evolving world of global logistics.

The Boeing 777-200 Freighter is a workhorse in the aviation industry, offering numerous advantages that cater to the needs of modern air cargo operations.

With a spacious cargo capacity and impressive range, it enables the transportation of goods to various destinations across the globe, contributing to improved trade and business opportunities.

A global network

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, known for its extensive global network and reliable services, has positioned itself as a leading shipping company in the world.

The addition of the Boeing 777-200 Freighter to its fleet is a testament to MSC’s commitment to meeting the demands of international trade and providing efficient logistics solutions to its customers.

Both Atlas Air and MSC are committed to pursuing sustainable aviation practices. The aviation industry, like many others, acknowledges the importance of reducing its carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly initiatives.

By employing state-of-the-art aircraft and implementing fuel-efficient operations, the companies aim to contribute positively to environmental preservation.

A bright future ahead

As Atlas Air and MSC continue to work together, their strategic partnership is poised to unlock numerous opportunities in the air cargo industry.

By combining their strengths and expertise, they aim to provide exceptional services that facilitate seamless global trade and support businesses worldwide.

With an ever-expanding market and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the demand for efficient air cargo solutions is higher than ever before.

Atlas Air and MSC are fully equipped to meet these growing demands, ensuring that businesses can rely on their services to transport goods swiftly and securely to their intended destinations.

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