Atlas Air joins ALTA as it looks to grow in the region

Atlas Air has joined the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as it looks to expand its footprint and grow further in the region.

Atlas Air Worldwide president and chief executive officer, William J. Flynn said Atlas Air is “delighted” to join ALTA and “support the organization in their efforts to further harmonize processes throughout the region and stimulate free trade”.

He added: “The South American region is an important and growing part of the global economy and an integral part of Atlas Air’s operations. We are dedicated to continuing to expand our footprint and services in the region.”

Atlas Air owns the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighters, and provides customers a broad array of Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations, and operates freighters for Amazon Air in the US.

It transports more than 20,000 tonnes of freight in and out of Miami International Airport on a monthly basis making it the airport’s top cargo carrier. Atlas Air serves all high-volume trade lanes in South America through Miami and offers on time-definite solutions to the entire logistics chain to and from the region.

ALTA executive director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “We are pleased to welcome Atlas Air Worldwide, a company with outstanding experience in the air cargo business. Our main objective is to promote the development of the airline industry to achieve its great potential as an economic and social engine of the region and the arrival of Atlas Air Worldwide is a fundamental step in this mission.

“In Latin America alone, approximately 4,500 tons, 7% of imports and 5% of exports, are transported by air daily, contributing directly to the dynamism of the region, to the growth of local producers, to tourism and other economic sectors.”

Atlas Air is the fourth airline to join ALTA in 2018, providing members of the association with greater opportunities for joint work throughout the industry to achieve the established objectives.