|Atlas Air Worldwide Announces Launch of First U.S. Military Passenger Charter Flight|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit launched its first military passenger charter flight for the U.S. Defense Department's (DoD) Air Mobility Command (AMC) from Fort Bragg's Pope Army Air Field in Fayetteville, N.C. to Southwest Asia.
“The first Atlas Air, Inc. DoD passenger mission departed from Fort Bragg yesterday. The 747-400 passenger aircraft represents the newest addition to Atlas's fleet of modern fuel efficient aircraft. The mission culminates a year-long DoD Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Review Program and is a significant milestone for our company,” said William J. Flynn, President & Chief Executive Officer of AAWW.
He continued, “The AMC passenger service for the U.S. military leverages the company's long-standing service in AMC cargo operations, our knowledge of the areas of activity and our success in providing premium, private-charter, passenger CMI operations for the U.S.-Africa Energy Association (USAEA) through its agreement with SonAir.”
Mr. Flynn added, “Atlas Air and all of our employees are very proud to carry members of the U.S. military on our aircraft.”
About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.:
AAWW is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Leasing (Titan), and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Through Atlas and Polar, AAWW operates the world's largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.
Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services that include ACMI service - in which customers receive an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term lease basis; CMI service, for customers that provide their own aircraft; express network and scheduled air cargo service; military charters; commercial cargo charters; and dry leasing of aircraft and engines.
AAWW's press releases, SEC filings and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page, www.atlasair.com.