Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings companies Atlas Air, Polar Air Cargo and Titan Aviation have each committed $10,000, for a total of $30,000, to nonprofit disaster response organization Airlink to support the organization’s Operation Airlift India appeal. In addition, the companies have launched an organization-wide campaign aiming to raise another $10,000 with its employees, friends and followers to support Airlink’s India initiative. Operation Airlift India seeks to co-ordinate access to free and subsidized airlift for its network of humanitarian aid nonprofit partners in order to tackle the recent surge of COVID-19 in that country.
“At Atlas, we care for the world we carry and we are proud to support Airlink’s critical Operation Airlift India,” said John W. Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.
“The sharp increase of COVID-19 cases in India has stressed local health systems and led to shortages in the supply of critical medical equipment. We value the opportunity to contribute to these critical relief efforts.”
The Atlas family of companies have long been affiliated with Airlink and offered support for global pressing issues. In addition, Atlas Air Worldwide company leaders play a personal role in supporting the nonprofit through volunteer leadership roles. Atlas Air Worldwide CEO and President John Dietrich is an Airlink Governors Council member; Polar Air Cargo Chief Operating Officer Lars Winkelbauer serves on Airlink’s Board of Trustees; Atlas Air Worldwide EVP & Chief Commercial Officer Michael Steen, who concurrently serves as President and CEO of Titan Aviation Leasing, is an Airlink Ambassador.
“We are deeply grateful to the staff and the management of Atlas and its group of businesses,” said Steve J. Smith, President and CEO of Airlink. “We feel very privileged to be supported by such a committed partner. This is just the latest example of their generosity. We know that we can rely on the Atlas group of businesses to help Airlink get critical aid to where it is needed in the aftermath of a disaster”.
Airlink and its nonprofit network have already begun the movement of supplies to India. On behalf of nonprofit Global Medics, Airlink organized the movement of 4000 KN95 masks and 2000 Pulse Oximeters. Airlink has an initial pipeline of 17 shipments of supplies for 11 NGO partners.
About Atlas Air Worldwide:
Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations. More information is available at www.atlasairworldwide.com.
About Atlas Air:
Atlas Air is an industry leader in freight and passenger service, including ACMI, CMI and charter operations. For more than 25 years, Atlas Air has been the airline of choice for those looking for innovative, flexible, and reliable solutions—from unique cargo service to military charters and humanitarian missions. More information is available at www.atlasair.com. Follow Atlas at @AtlasAir on LinkedIn, @AtlasAirWW on Twitter, and @AtlasAirWorldwide on Instagram.
About Polar Air Cargo:
Making connections is Polar Air Cargo Worldwide’s purpose — connecting cargo with its destination, connecting with customers to provide logistics solutions, and connecting with the company’s teams around the world to drive growth and success. Polar is the trusted choice for unmatched on-time performance for time-definite airport-to-airport scheduled air cargo service, and unparalleled ability for unique specialized transport. With a modern, efficient and flexible all-Boeing fleet, Polar sets the standard and helps customers grow by opening new doors to new markets for their goods. More information is available at www.polaraircargo.com Follow Polar on LinkedIn at @PolarAirCargo, on Twitter at @PolarAirCargo and on Instagram at @polaraircargoworldwide.
About Titan Aviation:
Titan Aviation Holdings is a freighter-centric leasing company that provides dry leasing solutions to airlines worldwide. Titan’s fleet of cargo aircraft support customers including international flag carriers, express operators, e-commerce providers, and regional and domestic carriers. Titan’s deep airfreight domain expertise and innovative asset management solutions help customers quickly ramp up their aviation operations while minimizing capital investment. Since its inception in 2009, Titan has grown to become the third largest freighter lessor globally by fleet value with 30 aircraft and book value of over $1.4 billion. More information is available at www.titanaviationleasing.com. Follow Titan on LinkedIn at @TitanAviationLeasing.