First Panalpina liveried B747-8F takes off

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Atlas Air) took delivery of its first newgeneration B747-8 Freighter which it will operate on a wet-lease basis on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based freight operator.


First Panalpina liveried B747-8F takes off


Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Atlas Air) took delivery of its first newgeneration B747-8 Freighter which it will operate on a wet-lease basis on behalf of Panalpina, the Swiss-based freight operator. This marks the first time in Panalpina’s history that an aircraft has been painted in the company’s livery. The aircraft named the ‘Spirit of Panalpina’ was delivered to Panalpina in May and will immediately enter scheduled service in Hong Kong within Panalpina’s unique own controlled air freight network. From Hong Kong, the B747-8F flew on to Luxembourg with the first cargo on board. The aircraft is being deployed on the Luxembourg / Huntsville route as well as other routes. Atlas Air has ordered nine 747-8 Freighters, two of which they will operate for Panalpina.