Southern Air is merged into Atlas Air, the end of an era

Southern Air is officially merged into Atlas Air.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. on November 17 announced that the transition to bring operations of Southern Air, Inc. under a Single Operating Certificate (SOC) with Atlas Air, Inc. is now complete.

With the addition of Southern Air, Atlas Air was able to add 777 and 737 aircraft operating platforms, resulting in a more diversified company offering customers access to a wider range of aircraft, a broader array of services, greater scale and an expanded global footprint.

Southern Air was established on March 5, 1999, by James Neff from the assets of original Southern Air Transport (SAT) and commenced operations in November 1999.

Atlas Air Worldwide is now composed of three companies.

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