Fact Sheet
Products & Services:
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide operates a fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters in time-definite, airport-to-airport scheduled air cargo service for freight forwarders and other customers. Our services include:

Ownership:
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) owns 51% of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide (75% voting interest) and DHL Express holds the remaining ownership interest. AAWW also owns Polar’s sister company, Atlas Air, Inc.

Leadership:
Polar is led by some of the most experienced leaders in air cargo, including: William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer and Robert J. Hyslop, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Other leaders are listed here.

Fleet:
Polar operates Boeing 747-400 freighters. Learn more about our fleet.

Destinations
Polar serves cities around the world with regularly scheduled flights. See our network map.

Safety
Polar is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of safety. We’re the only U.S. all-cargo carrier to have all of its aircraft equipped with the Traffic and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). Our fleet is fully certified to operate under very restricted visibility conditions and is 100% Stage III/Chapter III compliant.

Polar also has completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), a globally recognized safety and quality standard following a stringent audit of its operational standards and procedures.

History:

Polar’s commitment and ability to serve the general shipping public is bolstered by its strategic relationship with DHL Express which makes DHL an anchor customer and establishes strict flight performance standards. Polar offers the shipping public convenient schedules in desirable air cargo markets. There is ample capacity available Polar’s flights to meet the needs of its freight-forwarder customers.

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.

In November 2001, Polar was acquired by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, whose Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary is the world’s leading provider of ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) freighter leasing.

In June 2007, Polar closed on a strategic transaction with DHL Express that gives DHL a 49% equity interest, including a 25% voting interest, in Polar. A related commercial arrangement includes blocked-space on Polar flights and flight-service support agreements, ensuring that DHL Express has access to aircraft capacity in key global markets.

At the same time, Polar continues to serve its freight-forwarder customers with convenient schedules on existing routes.

Customers:
Our renowned global customer base includes DHL Express and some of the world’s leading freight forwarders.

Awards:
Polar is frequently recognized for excellence in the global airfreight industry. Polar is the winner of the prestigious Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Award in the Air Cargo Charter category. The ACE Awards are presented based on a survey of 20,000 members of the airline and freight forwarding industries in which the members rate air carrier service providers in the areas of performance, customer service, value, information technology and overall quality.

The Polar difference:

  • Time-definite, airport-to-airport scheduled global service.
  • Large fleet of all-cargo Boeing 747Fs.
  • Facilities at major gateways.
  • One of the few American all-cargo carriers serving Japan.
  • Industry-leading customer service representatives.
  • Experienced, highly trained cargo specialists located around the world.
  • User-friendly tracking services.

Headquarters:
2000 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577-2543
Telephone: +1 914 701 8000
Fax: +1 914 701-8001
Claims Administration:
Telephone: +1 310 743 0141
FAX: +1 310 743 0071
(Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

 
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