Qantas to add A321P2Fs, but from whom?

Australian carrier Qantas will introduce up to three passenger-to-freighter converted A321s to its fleet, as part of an expanded seven-year agreement signed with Australia Post [FATs 005092-5093]. With the first aircraft entering into service in October 2020, the A321P2Fs will be flying exclusively for Australia Post, which has had an airmail agreement with Qantas since […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Jeff Lee
  • August 12, 2019

Qantas to upgrade Atlas-leased freighters to 747-8Fs

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which has had a long-standing ACMI lease agreement with Qantas Freight for the operation of two 747-400 freighters, said in a statement today that the leased aircraft will be upgauged to two 747-8Fs. According to flight tracking software FlightAware, the two -400Fs (29253 and 29254, both of which operate in Atlas […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 4, 2019

Shakeup down under

Changing business relationships in Australia and New Zealand are having a big impact on the air freight scene. Virgin Australia has for some time had an agreement with Australia-based forwarder and logistics services provider Toll Group, under which Toll managed the carrier’s Australian cargo (and used the Virgin Australia fleet to move much of its […]
  • David Harris
  • June 26, 2015

Cargo earnings tumble at Qantas

Qantas Freight, the cargo division of Australian flag carrier Qantas, reported freight revenue up 2.1% to US$891 million in its fiscal year ended 30 June 2014. The revenue increase was largely due to “the acquisition and consolidation of Australian air Express,” and that gain was offset by “lower Qantas Freight capacity as a result of […]
  • David Harris
  • September 30, 2014