Qantas Adds Freighter to Tasman Route

Qantas Adds Freighter to Tasman Route

Qantas Freight will add a 767-300 freighter on its Tasman route, expanding capacity 40 percent on the regional service. 

Qantas will deploy the aircraft from February 2011 in response to strong market demand, according to Qantas Freight executive manager Stephen Cleary.

"The Tasman is one of Qantas Freight's most important markets, and this investment reinforces the commitment we made when we established the freighter operation in 2009," said Cleary.

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The 767-300 is a modern, purpose-built freighter offering temperature-controlled main deck and lower cargo hold compartments, large fore and aft cargo doors, power loading systems and advanced avionic systems that enhance reliability and on-time performance.

Express Freighters Australia, the Group's freighter management company, will operate the aircraft for Qantas Freight. EFA holds its own air operators certificate and currently operates four 737-300 freighters on behalf of Australian air Express.

-- Contact Thomas L. Gallagher at tgallagher@joc.com.