Freight industry says farewell to Queen of the Skies

Kuehne+Nagel’s Apex Logistics International will have the honour of putting the very last Boeing 747 into service. The 747-8 freighter will be operated under a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air, supporting customers on the volatile Transpacific trade lanes. After a half-century production run, the last jumbo jet, christened Empower, was presented to the public at a ceremony at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle. Kuehne+Nagel board member for air logistics, Yngve ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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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