Amazon exiting cargo partnership with Atlas Air


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Atlas Air operates eight Boeing 737-800 freighters (pictured) for Amazon. Amazon provided the aircraft to Atlas to fly on its behalf but will now look to find another home for them. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) Atlas Air will stop flying freighter aircraft for Amazon in the online retailer’s parcel network over the next year, and 25 aircraft controlled by Amazon will gradually be relocated to other operators, according to company pilots who posted about the changes in chat rooms and one who spoke with FreightWaves. The decision to discontinue flight operations appears to have been initiated by Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). Where...