Consortium to buy Atlas Air

An investor group  led by Apollo Global Management,  JF Lehman and Hill City Capital are to buy freighter operator Atlas Air Worldwide for about $5.2 billion. The US-based company operates a fleet of 747s, 777s, 767s, and 737s and offers a range of aircraft leasing services. On completion of the transaction, Atlas Air Worldwide will become a privately held company and will no longer be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange but ... [+]

Atlas lifts Stones to Cuba

All-cargo carrier Atlas Air provided the essential lift for The Rolling Stones' historic concert in Havana, Cuba on 25 March. An Atlas Boeing 747-400 freighter carried 97 tons of staging and equipment from Mexico City to Havana, via Miami, on 19 March. It was also the first commercial charter ... [+]

Panalpina signs new aircraft deal

Panalpina is to operate a wet-leased 747-8F freighter on its transatlantic route, which includes calls in Mexico and the UK. It comes as part of a new five-year agreement under which the forwarder with Atlas Air, under which Panalpina will switch one of its wet-leased aircraft to more than 200 ... [+]

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