The two aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air in Polar Air Cargo Worldwide’s transpacific express network under an ACMI arrangement for the benefit of DHL Express and Polar’s other customers. The aircraft replace two Boeing 747-400 Freighters currently in ACMI service for DHL.
The B747-8Fs will provide additional revenue cargo volume for DHL. The B747-400Fs will be placed immediately into revenue service for Atlas Air. Commencement of the new ACMI service for DHL is scheduled to begin shortly. Concurrently, Atlas will operate a total of four B747-8Fs and five B747-400Fs in ACMI service on behalf of DHL. Atlas will also continue to operate seven B767 freighters in CMI service for DHL.