Atlas Air flies B747-400Fs for Flexport
reight forwarder Flexport has shifted its transpacific air charter operation to Atlas Air from Western Global Airlines operation.
July 24, 2019: Freight forwarder Flexport has shifted its transpacific air charter operation to Atlas Air from Western Global Airlines.
The company has executed the plan from July 8 without a single flight being missed.
As per the sources, production freighters B747-400 offered by Atlas are able to carry an extra 10 tonnes of cargo per flight, which equates to an increase in capacity of around 9 percent compared with the previous operation.
Flexport first launched twice-weekly scheduled flights between Hong Kong and Los Angeles in April 2018 through a three-year deal with Western Global. At the time, the company said that the move would allow it to control freight from end-to-end at a fair and predictable rate as well as guaranteed capacity.
In late 2017, the forwarder had chartered capacity as it sought to beat capacity constraints caused by a peak season rush.