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Polar Air Cargo Boeing 747 at Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (UK) in February 2004.

Polar Air Cargo is one of the world's leading cargo airlines.

Polar was formed in 1993 to respond to a need for scheduled cargo service. U.S. carriers at the time provided cargo lift as excess capacity on their passenger flights. One of the key all-cargo carriers in the world, Polar has expanded from an initial flight from New York to Shannon, Ireland, to a scheduled route network serving the world’s major economic regions. Polar’s “Circle P” logo is now a common sight at major international airports on every continent. In November of 2001, Polar was acquired by AAWW, whose Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary is the world’s leading provider of ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) freighter leasing.

Polar Air Cargo, Inc. (Polar) is a leader in international logistics, providing scheduled airfreight and charter services between the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Far East. Utilizing a large fleet of all-cargo Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, Polar provides global customers with time-definite, cost-effective, airport-to-airport scheduled freight service. Polar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), based in Purchase, N.Y.

Polar is also very active in the model airplane world, their models being produced and sold by many important plane model companies, such as Wooster and Schabak.

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Photo copyrighted by, and courtesy of, Mr. Ian Howat

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