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Atlas Air and Cainiao expand partnership with the addition of a new Boeing 747-8 freighter linking China and the Americas

Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership by adding a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter under a long-term agreement to increase capacity on routes between China and the Americas.

This expansion builds upon Atlas Air’s partnership with Cainiao, and the new aircraft will enter service for Cainiao in the second quarter of 2022, linking China with the United States, Brazil and Chile.

This 747-8F aircraft is among the last 747s ever to be produced by Boeing. As previously announced, Atlas ordered the last four 747 production aircraft to capitalize on strong demand and deliver value for its customers, while also bolstering its commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise.  The iconic Boeing 747 program has been in operation for over 50 years and will continue to play a critical role in keeping global supply chains moving for decades to come.

The Boeing 747-8 Freighter is the most capable, technologically advanced and environmentally friendly widebody freighter. The 747-8F provides 20% higher payload capacity and 16% lower fuel consumption than the very capable 747-400F.

In November 2021, Cainiao expanded its partnership with Atlas Air to include daily charter flights operated between China and Latin America in response to the growth of cross-border trade between China and Latin America.

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Atlas Air teams up with Cainiao to operate daily Asia-Latin America chartered flights with cargo volume rising by 144%

Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N418MC (msn 32840) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 955860.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. has announced its Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary has expanded its partnership with Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, to enhance overall shipping efficiency in response to the growth of cross-border trade between China and Latin America. With the launch of daily flights, Cainiao’s weekly cargo volume from China to Latin America has increased 144% compared to last October when there were only three chartered flights per week.

Under the expanded agreement, Atlas has added an additional Boeing 747-400F to fly between Hong Kong, China and Santiago, Chile. This brings the total dedicated fleet that Atlas operates for Cainiao to five aircraft.

This expanded fleet builds upon the successful collaboration between Atlas and Cainiao, which was launched in October 2020, with Atlas operating three weekly charter flights dedicated to Cainiao, linking Hong Kong with Brazil and Chile. The current upgraded Atlas-Cainiao partnership has enhanced overall warehouse distribution and air freight efficiency by over 40%.

According to Cainiao, the number of parcels shipped to Brazil in September 2021 increased by 200% as compared to the same month last year. In response to the robust growth, Cainiao rolled out “12-day delivery service” in Brazil’s core metropolitan areas. In addition, Cainiao also plans to establish a distribution center in Brazil to offer next-day or even same-day delivery in partnership with local delivery firms.

 

Cainiao-Atlas Asia-Latin America Chartered Flight

Cainiao-Atlas Asia-Latin America Chartered Flight

Top Copyright Photo: Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF N418MC (msn 32840) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 955860.

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