Atlas Air to end Amazon flights, focus on international customers


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Atlas Air operates a mix of Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 (pictured) freighters, along with 767s and 777s. It will exit 737-800 operations over the next year. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) Atlas Air will stop flying freighter aircraft in Amazon’s domestic parcel network by the middle of next year and concentrate on international widebody service for its growing customer base, which will soon include Chinese e-commerce giants Shein and Temu, CEO Michael Steen said in an interview. Both parties have agreed to terminate contracts under which Atlas provides crews, routine maintenance and insurance (CMI) for 25 converted freighters: eight Boeing 737-800s and...