Atlas Air and YunExpress extend charter agreement

Atlas Air has expanded its strategic partnership with YunExpress by adding a second Boeing 777-200 freighter to its long-term charter agreement.

The second freighter will enter service this month (April 2024) and operate six weekly routes between China and the USA.

The flights will enhance YunExpress’ international logistics network and serve the increasing demand for cross-border e-commerce shipping from China.

Michael Steen, CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, says, “Cross-border e-commerce is driving significant demand for Atlas’ dedicated large widebody freighter capacity. Through our partnership with YunExpress, we are strengthening our position as the preferred supplier of dedicated airfreight capacity to leading players in the e-commerce industry.”

Wang Zuan, President of Zongteng Group, the parent company of YunExpress says charter services were launched between Xiamen and Miami in December and have performed strongly, saying, "Through YunExpress, we aim to meet the growing demand for airfreight capacity between China, Europe and North America. Looking ahead, we aim to further expand routes and fleet size to provide customers with more convenient and diverse global transportation options, ensure supply chain resilience, and support the steady development and growth of our customers’ international businesses.”