ALTA welcomes Atlas Air as newest member

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has joined the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), making it the fourth airline to join ALTA in 2018.

The airline owns the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters and provides customers with Boeing 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s and 777s for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.

Atlas Air transports more than 20,000 tonnes of freight in and out of Miami International Airport a month, serving high-volume trade lanes in South America through the Florida airport.

ALTA executive director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira says: “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, seven per cent of imports and five per cent 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 president and chief executive officer, William Flynn says: “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.”