PRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1171 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7542 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, 5318 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7227 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, 1616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2982 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
[Edited 2011-11-29 12:44:30]
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djb77 From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 2767 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.