Atlas Air and Cainiao expand partnership with addition of new Boeing 747-8 freighter

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Atlas Air and Cainiao Network (Cainiao), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership by adding a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter under a long-term agreement to increase capacity on routes between China and the Americas.

This expansion builds upon Atlas Air’s partnership with Cainiao and the new aircraft will enter service for Cainiao in the second quarter of 2022, linking China with the United States, Brazil and Chile.

This Boeing 747-8F aircraft is among the last 747s ever to be produced by Boeing. As previously announced, Atlas Air has ordered the last four 747 production aircraft to capitalize on strong demand and deliver value for its customers, while also bolstering its commitment to environmental stewardship through the reduction of aircraft emissions, resource consumption and noise. 

The iconic Boeing 747 programme has been in operation for over 50-years and will continue to play a critical role in keeping global supply chains moving for decades to come.

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