Atlas Air starts to operate the first Boeing 767-200F for DHL Express

Atlas Air (New York) has commenced Boeing 767-200F freighter service in North America for DHL Express under a previously announced long-term CMI (Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) contract.

Under the agreement, Atlas Air, Inc. will operate five Boeing 767-200 freighters owned by DHL in DHL’s North American network. The first of these aircraft started service this month and all five are expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2012.

Atlas crews will operate the aircraft on behalf of DHL on routings to and from DHL’s Cincinnati hub. Depending on routes flown, the eventual five aircraft are expected to generate a total volume of approximately 130 to 150 block hours per aircraft per month.

The business also highlights Atlas Air’s further expansion into a new, attractive gauge of aircraft, the Boeing 767, which is expected to be an important part of the company’s fleet strategy going forward. Atlas Air’s innovative 767 freighter and passenger operations complement its market-leading Boeing 747 freighter and passenger operations.

The company, through its Polar Air Cargo subsidiary, also provides time-definite, Boeing 747-400 freighter network service to DHL, primarily in the trans-Pacific trade lanes.

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