PRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1131 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6891 times:
Anyone knows who is Atlas Air leasing B763s to? Noticed an ATLAS B763 passenger version at a gate in Miami for 2 nights in a row. I heard ATLAS was flying B763s passenger charters from IAH to Angola. Interesting venture, any specfics about ATLAS passenger services?
drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6576 times:
There has been an Atlas 763 here at IAH recently though. Its not uncommon to see 3-4 Atlas birds at IAH. Typically 2 gold schemed Houston Express 744s for the IAH-LAD and then typical painted 744s - and the 763.
FlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2331 times:
Atlas took over from World on the Sonagol "Houston Express" flights. World had the scheduled charter contract for years before Atlas.
I know with World you could earn United FF miles, not sure if you still can with Atlas.
The IAH-LAD route is for the Oil/Energy industry. Houston's big airport code should be OIL
djb77 From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2116 times:
When I was flying with KLM Cityhopper FRA>AMS on my way to ABZ in August, a complete Atlas crew was flying on the same flight, dead-heading back to Houston via Amsterdam. They were a very lively bunch! From what they were saying, I understood that they had flown into Germany the day before on a troop charter to the AFB at Ramstein where another crew had picked up the aircarft and continued to Middle East.