NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Air Holdings, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) outsourced aircraft announced today it has signed a multiple year B747 ACMI agreement with Centurion Air Cargo, a Miami-based all-cargo carrier that provides premier scheduled service to destinations throughout the U.S., South America, Europe and Asia. The aircraft began operating for Centurion Air Cargo last month.
Centurion Cargo, together with its related party SkyLease Cargo, is the leading cargo carrier out of Miami International Airport and operates a fleet of four MD-11F aircraft, leases an additional six (6) MD-11F's from SkyLease Cargo and operates scheduled all cargo service to multiple destinations in South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and World Wide charters.
Southern Air's Chief Executive Officer, Daniel J. McHugh, commented, "Carriers from all over the globe are recognizing Southern Air's ability to facilitate global trade. Centurion Air Cargo has been a well-established operator into Latin America and now services Europe and Asia, as well. We are proud to be part of their operation. We look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with Centurion Air Cargo and are committed to exceeding their expectations by delivering excellent results and service."
The B747-200F meets Centurion's requirements on specific routes, providing it the ability to improve overall customer economics."
Mr. McHugh added, "Southern Air's ability to provide three different aircraft types on a global basis enables our customers to match the aircraft to their need and provide cargo capacity quickly without having to wait for new aircraft acquisitions."
About Southern Air
Southern Air was founded in 1947 as a high-quality global cargo carrier specializing in the provision of block space and aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance ("ACMI") services. Southern Air's blue-chip customer base includes some of the world's largest combination cargo carriers and government agencies. Southern Air operates a fleet of 10 Boeing 747-200's , 4 747-400's and 4 777 freighter aircraft and is the only ACMI operator in the world to operate the new Boeing 777 Freighter. For more information about Southern Air, visit: www.southernair.com.
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