Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (New York) has announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. (New York-JFK) unit has entered into a contract with BST Logistics (Hong Kong) Company Limited (BST Logistics), a business partner of Navitrans International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd., to provide Boeing 747-8 freighter service.
The contract is for one aircraft under an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) agreement, with service expected to begin in February 2014 and operating in key global routes connecting the U.S., Europe and Asia.
BST Logistics provides dedicated airfreight services on a global basis and serves some of the largest shippers in the world.
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. Atlas Air’s Boeing 747-87UF N854GT (msn 37566) departs from Paine Field near Everett.
Atlas Air (New York) has taken delivery of its eighth Boeing 747-8F Freighter.
Pursuant to a letter of intent (LOI) with an undisclosed customer, the new aircraft is expected to enter ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) service during the first half of the second quarter of 2013, which will allow the customer time to integrate the capacity into its scheduled network.
Prior to beginning in ACMI, the aircraft will be operated in short-term, revenue-generating service.
Atlas Air expects to receive one additional 747-8F by the end of the second quarter of 2013, completing the delivery of its order program for nine aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing 747-87UF N854FT (msn 37566) was handed over in the full Atlas Air livery on April 1. N854FT climbs away from Paine Field near Everett.