Air Transport Services Group adds more contracts and aircraft

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Wilmington, OH) today reported the launch of new freighter service within Asia, across the Atlantic, and within North America, along with customer commitments for more Boeing 767 widebody freighters, including advanced 767-300s.

Additional air cargo service for ATSG customers includes the following:

On November 1, ABX Air flight crews began operating one of the company’s Boeing 767-200 freighters in Asia for JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) under an ACMI agreement that requires the reimbursement of ABX Air’s costs if cancelled within the first two years. This Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement is related to JAL’s support of DHL customers in Asia.

On November 1, ATI-Air Transport International (Little Rock) began new DC-8 freighter service for BAX Global between the U.S. and several destinations in Mexico.

Also this week, Capital Cargo International Airlines (Orlando) added a Boeing 727 freighter to BAX Global’s U.S. network.

Later this month, ABX Air will begin daily transatlantic ACMI service for DHL between the United Kingdom and the U.S., via a Boeing 767-300 freighter that ABX Air has leased from a third party under a 45-month agreement.

Last month, ABX Air flight crews began operating the first of up to four additional Boeing 767-200 freighters in DHL’s U.S. network under terms of the existing Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (CMI) agreement between DHL and ABX Air. These DHL-owned aircraft are in addition to 13 767-200s that DHL has committed to lease from ATSG’s Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and which will also be operated in the U.S. by ABX Air crews under the CMI agreement.

Amerijet today exercised the first of three options for a 767-200 for a seven-year dry lease, to be effective in January 2011. Amerijet currently leases two 767-200 aircraft from CAM.

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