Atlas Air

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Atlas Air Boeing 747-200 at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Texas, USA, in March 2004.

Atlas Air is a cargo airline based in Purchase, New York and flying out of JFK International Airport. It was named after the famous Greek God Atlas, who supposedly carried the world on his shoulders. Their symbol on the plane's tail is a gold man carrying a gold world.

Atlas Air started in 1992 with one Boeing 747 and were contracted by China Airlines.

In 1995 they began trading publicly on the NASDAQ, and in 1997 appeared on the New York Stock Exchange.

More recently, Atlas Air has acquired another cargo airline, Polar Air Cargo.

In 2001 the airline introduced a new program of leasing and services, based on the ACMI model. Under this new program, Atlas Air cargo planes would be available to other airlines for operations such as charter flights.

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