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Polar Air Cargo Worldwide Announces Leadership Appointment

Dépèche transmise le 23 juin 2009 par Business Wire

PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a leading provider of global air cargo services, announced today that former DHL Express executive Thomas Murphy has been named Chief Operating Officer for Polar, succeeding Randy Clark. DHL is a 49% stakeholder (with a 25% voting stake) in Polar with Polar’s parent company, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. holding the remaining 51% of the cargo airline (with a 75% voting stake).

“We are very pleased to have Tom join our team, to lead and support the Polar business. His broad airline and air freight experience, knowledge of the Asian markets where Polar concentrates and familiarity with DHL’s express network operations are a great benefit to us,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Polar.

“We would also like to thank Randy Clark for his leadership, and significant contributions to Polar, including a highly successful startup of the Express Network. Randy led months of detailed planning and implementation that initially led up to the two aircraft launch before expansion to current levels. He was integrally involved in all operational management, IT solutions, sales, as well as the start-up of new hubs. The resulting Express Network program has been a success for Polar and its partner DHL. We wish him well in his future pursuits.”

Mr. Murphy, who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Polar, has served as Senior Vice President, Aviation Asia Pacific for DHL Express’ Singapore based business. His responsibilities with the company have included all aspects of aviation operations, strategy, and service performance in the Asia Pacific Region.

Thomas Murphy will be based in Purchase, N.Y., reporting to William Flynn.

About Polar Air Cargo Worldwide:

Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. is a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW).

Polar delivers a strong express network through its partnership with DHL Express, which produces performance enhancements for Polar’s freight-forwarder customers. This partnership enables Polar to accommodate the high-reliability service required in the express business while continuing to provide convenient schedules and a strong network for some of the world’s largest freight forwarders.

Press releases and other information may be accessed through the Company’s home page, www.polaraircargo.com.

Business Wire

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