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PURCHASE, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAWW) today announced that its Atlas Air, Inc. unit has entered into an agreement to operate a second Boeing 747-400 Freighter for Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), with an opportunity for additional aircraft in the future. This aircraft will be flown on key routes across the transpacific connecting Asia and the U.S. Service is scheduled to begin in September 2017. "We are very pleased that NCA has chosen to expand its partnership with Atlas Air," said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. "This follows the successful start of the first aircraft for NCA earlier this year and underscores our focus on the fast-growing Asia Pacific market." Fukashi Sakamoto, President and Chief Executive Officer, NCA, said, "We are delighted to expand this strategic arrangement with Atlas Air by adding the second aircraft, and we look forward to having a long, mutually beneficial relationship." About Atlas Air Worldwide: Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world's largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers a broad array of Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international applications. Atlas Air Worldwide's press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company's home page, www.atlasair.com.