Atlas Air Expands Partnership with Flexport; Adds Third Boeing 747 Freighter

An Atlas Air Boeing freighter in flight.
Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

LONDON – Atlas Air announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement to expand its partnership with Flexport, the technology platform for global logistics.

It also confirmed that they will be adding a third Boeing 747-400 freighter to its existing fleeting beginning in September 2022.

Atlas Air said that this agreement continues to show and reflect on the strong customer demand for Atlas’ services and the now seeming ever-increasing demand for international widebody airfreight capacity.

Michael T. Steen, Executive Vice President, and Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide said: “We look forward to enhancing our long-term relationship with Flexport as we continue to support the growth and expansion of its network with dedicated freighters,”

“Atlas Air is strategically positioned to serve Flexport with an unparalleled fleet of widebody freighters and our vast global footprint.”

“Our team is pleased to deliver even more value to Flexport and its customers through the world-class service they can depend on from Atlas Air.”

This newly expanded agreement with Flexport will see Atlas Air broaden Flexport’s network of dedicated freighters to include services from Asia to Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), and soon, Chicago (ORD).

This will increase Flexport’s dedicated airfreight capacity from Atlas Air by 50% and allow for enhanced schedule flexibility and new origins and destinations are added in 2022 and beyond.

Flexport and Atlas Air continue their expansion eastward across the United States will improve airfreight accessibility for global shippers and enable them to design airfreight networks that best serve their interests in a new and multi-modal supply chain, which with future risks and challenges such as we have experienced with COVID-19 will need to be proven to be resilient.

Neel Jones Shah, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Airfreight at Flexport said: “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide to bring additional capacity to Flexport clients amid a turbulent time in airfreight,”

“This strategic agreement will strengthen Flexport’s dedicated capacity network and provide global shippers with additional origins and destinations throughout Asia and the United States, ultimately enabling them to build more flexible and resilient supply chains.”

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