Cathay Pacific Cargo announced it has reached an agreement with Atlas Air, a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, to wet-lease two Boeing 747-8 Freighters from May 2017 to support its airfreight operations.
The two freighters, which will be operated by Atlas Air through an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) service agreement, will be deployed to supplement capacity on Cathay Pacific Cargo’s existing network.
Cathay Pacific Director Cargo Simon Large said:
“This agreement underscores the strength of our cargo operations and our commitment to enhance the frequency of our services across our expanding global network. We are very pleased to be able to provide our customers with increased options, flexibility and convenience and look forward to developing a long-term partnership with Atlas Air Worldwide.”
William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide, said:
“Cathay Pacific is a prominent global airline and a standout performer in the airfreight market. We are delighted to work with Cathay Pacific’s cargo division to facilitate the strong growth of its global network. With two of our next-generation Boeing 747-8 freighters, offering greater performance in payload, fuel efficiency and total cost per tonne-mile, in service for Cathay Pacific Cargo, we look forward to supporting the airline as it takes advantage of the market opportunities before it.”