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Atlas Air Successfully Transports New Lifesaving Mine Resistant Vehicles Direct to our Troops in Theater

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Atlas Air Successfully Transports New Lifesaving Mine Resistant Vehicles Direct to our Troops in Theater

Purchase, NY, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 --   Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) (Nasdaq: AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo assets and outsourced aircraft operating services, announced today that its Atlas Air, Inc. operating unit has successfully completed 11 nonstop missions from Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, delivering 55 of these new M-ATV vehicles manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation.

“Atlas Air and all of our employees both here in the States and around the globe are extremely proud to be delivering these next generation of life-saving, mine resistant vehicles to our troops in harms way,” said William J. Flynn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. “We are also very pleased that Air Mobility Command has leveraged the unmatched operational strength of our state-of-the-art Boeing 747-400 freighters, which allows us to transport this new equipment more quickly and efficiently into Afghanistan nonstop from the US.”

Atlas Air flies the world's largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet, including the most state-of-the-art 747-400Fs. In 2008 AAWW operated 19,042 flights, serving 316 destinations in 110 countries, many of them in challenging locales. Atlas offers its ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) and Charter customers a truly global operational footprint for their air freight needs.

About Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.:

AAWW is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Leasing Limited (Titan) and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Through Atlas and Polar, AAWW operates the world's largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.

Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of services that include ACMI aircraft leasing - in which customers receive a dedicated aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term lease basis - express network and scheduled air cargo service, military charters, commercial charters, and dry leasing of aircraft and engines.

AAWW's press releases, SEC filings and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page,

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