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Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:43 am

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?
 
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 am

The IAD-LAD flights are operated by 744's. The 763's have done a few charter flights between the US and Europe so far, don't know what the future plans for the 763's are.
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:47 am

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.
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Quoting PRAirbus (Thread starter):
Noticed an ATLAS B763 passenger version at a gate in Miami for 2 nights in a row.

According to an Argentinian forum a couple of last weeks' AeroSur VVI-MIA rotations have been operated by an Atlas 763. So I guess they had some issues with their own 762.
 
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:38 pm

I would think, of course, Atlas has their own pilots, but do they have their own flt. attendants?
 
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:41 pm

Quoting l1011buff (Reply 4):
I would think, of course, Atlas has their own pilots, but do they have their own flt. attendants?

No, they contract them out from a crew agency. I guess you can call it agency.
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:50 am

Thanks for the interesting facts! B763 looks quite attractive on ATLAS livery.
 
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:13 pm

Spotted an Atlas Air 767 @ VVI on Nov. 24th around 09:15 on parking position off gate 6, and a friend of mine indicated that it was serving MIA for 5L as their "Sharko" went tec.
 
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:42 pm

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.
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:32 pm

You still can earn UA FF miles. There were five Atlas 744s at IAH at the same time this past Sunday.
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RE: Atlas Air B763 At MIA? Commercial Flights?

Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:30 pm

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.

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