Atlas Air and Qantas Freight, the cargo unit of Australia’s Qantas Airways, have extended their aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) contract.
Purchase, New York-based Atlas and Qantas have had an ACMI accord for the last decade, and Atlas said the renewed agreement clears it to continue operating two Boeing 747-400 freighters in ACMI service for Qantas on transpacific routes linking Australia and Asia to the US. The length of the contract extension was not disclosed.
“Our renewed agreement builds upon a strong and successful 10-year partnership between Atlas Air and Qantas,” Atlas president and CEO William Flynn said in a statement.
Qantas Freight executive manager Alison Webster added that Atlas’s ACMI service has allowed Qantas to have greater access to “valued [cargo] customers in China, the US, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. Atlas gives us the ability to integrate long-haul freighter aircraft into our fleet and strengthen the reach of our cargo network.”