DOT grants Polar Air new China flights
Polar Air Cargo has received permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate four additional weekly flights to serve the U.S.-China market and other locations beginning March 25, 2007, parent company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said.
The airline will combine its new frequencies with one existing regular flight to launch new service to Beijing.
Polar started six all-cargo scheduled services to China in December 2004 and currently operates 12 frequencies to Shanghai and Hong Kong. Polar is one of four U.S. cargo operators — FedEx, UPS and Northwest Airlines — authorized to offer service to China.
The 2004 bilateral air services agreement between the United States and China permits the Transportation Department to increase flights each year.