Qantas to manage Jetstar freight

Qantas to manage Jetstar freight


16.Sep.2019

Singapore-based Jetstar Asia has entered into an agreement with Qantas Freight to manage the low-cost carrier’s freight capacity beginning Nov. 20.

Qantas has agreed to manage Jetstar Asia’s cargo capacity across 23 stations in 13 markets. Jetstar operates 18 A320 aircraft, carrying belly-hold cargo. The Australian-flag carrier holds a 49% stake in Jetstar Asia.

Qantas Freight in late August and early September took delivery of two B747-8 freighters that will be operated by Atlas Air. Terms of the agreement call for Atlas Air to operate the two freighter aircraft for Qantas on trans-Pacific routes linking Australia and Asia with the U.S., a service that began in late July.

The two freighters will operate between Australia, China and the U.S., with additional routes being considered. The aircraft replace two B747-400 freighters previously operated by Atlas for Qantas. The replacement aircraft offer about 20% additional cargo capacity and space for seven extra cargo pallets compared to the B747400 freighter.

Qantas noted in a press release that the replacement aircraft have a better environmental footprint, producing less carbon emissions as well as offering greater efficiency.

Subscribe to our Worldwide Airline News

Join our online community and receive timely news from around the world. Everything airline - everything food. We'll also let you know of any updates to our website and apps. Join Aeroplate.