Atlas Air (New York-JFK) yesterday (August 6) celebrated its 20th anniversary of the founding of the cargo company.
According to the company, “Our company’s founder, Michael Chowdry, named “Atlas Air” after a 45-foot statue of the Greek titan Atlas in Rockefeller Center, New York City.”
Atlas Air now has the largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighters and is the only ACMI operator with the next-generation 747-8F.
Financially, the Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings holding group has had 17 consecutive profitable quarters.
Today the company has it headquarters in Purchase, New York with a training center in Miami, sales offices in Latin America, London, Dubai and Hong Kong and operations centers in Anchorage, Houston and numerous locations around the world.
The first revenue flight was operated on February 11, 1993, with a Boeing 747-200 freighter operating for China Airlines (Taipei) from New York (JFK) to Taipei via Anchorage, Alaska.
The company has developed a special 20th Anniversary logo which is likely to be added to the aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 747-228F N809MC (msn 20887) display the original 1992 livery at Miami.