Atlas Air Tapped for DSV’s New Phoenix-Mesa Air Cargo Operation

Atlas Air Event

DSV’s customers in attendance included many of the semiconductor industry giants such as Intel, ASML, TSMC and also Rivian (Electric Vehicles).

It was recently announced that Danish logistics powerhouse DSV A/S plans to expand its current US program with Atlas Air to provide dedicated transport – utilizing Boeing 747F cargo aircraft – connecting via its newest U.S. hub location, Mesa, Arizona.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 16 at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) to inaugurate the latest location in DSV’s airfreight network. At the request of DSV, Atlas diverted an aircraft through AZA and parked it at the airport for the duration of the event.

A large delegation, including DSV senior management, customers and media were on hand to receive the aircraft and witness the ribbon cutting. The event was covered by several news outlets including FreightWavesSTAT Trade Times and Air Cargo News.  

Atlas Air 747

Attendees in front of an Atlas 747 at the ribbon cutting event.

Service to Phoenix-Mesa from Asia will eventually piggyback on an existing operation provided by Atlas to DSV’s original U.S. hub at Huntsville International Airport (HSV) in Alabama. Those flights continue to Miami and then connect Atlas’ South America network operating into São Paulo, Brazil. With the addition of Mesa, DSV aims to offer multiple weekly connections through the new hub to grow its offering within the semiconductor and electric vehicle industries.

“At Atlas, we are more than just a service provider – we are a trusted partner to our Customers,” said Paul Drew, Atlas’ Senior Director, Sales & Marketing and Business Development. “We are proud to have played a key role in supporting DSV’s inauguration event in Arizona and we remain committed to providing exceptional service that will drive their growth and success in the semiconductor and electric vehicle industry. Our team is excited to continue collaborating with DSV as they build their new verticals, and we look forward to helping them achieve their long-term goals.”