|Atlas Air and Rock-It Cargo to Support Summer 2010 Metallica Tour Across South and Latin Americas|
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating services, announced today that its Atlas Air, Inc. operating unit has signed an agreement with its longtime customer, Rock-It Cargo, to support the upcoming tour dates of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and globally renowned, rock band Metallica.
“We are very pleased to again be supporting Rock-It and their global customers,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAWW. “Over the past five successful years of partnering with them, we believe that it is our ability to support their customers' complex logistical requirements while seamlessly integrating with the Rock-It team that has proven to be a winning combination. We look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.”
Atlas will operate six flights in support of the 2010 Metallica tour, delivering stage, lighting and heavy music equipment aboard its modern Boeing 747-400 freighters.
“Rock-It has successfully supported Madonna, The Police, Boeing, APR Energy, Cirque du Soleil, The PGA Tour, major trade shows, and major museums with their most critical freight logistics. We choose to partner with Atlas Air because of their high-quality aircraft and strong operational support,” said David Bernstein, CEO of Rock-It Cargo.
Rock-It Cargo is a world-class company in the specialty freight forwarding and logistics industry. With more than 200 employees in 23 offices in the U.S. and around the world, Rock-It is prepared to handle international, time-sensitive, fragile and complicated freight moves.
Atlas Air flies the world's largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet, including the most state-of-the-art 747-400Fs. In 2009 AAWW operated 15,400 flights, serving 270 destinations in 105 countries, many of them in challenging locales. Atlas offers its ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) and Charter customers a truly global operational footprint for their air freight needs.
About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.:
AAWW is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Leasing Limited (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 services that include ACMI aircraft leasing - in which customers receive a dedicated aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term lease basis - express network and scheduled air cargo service, military charters, commercial 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.