New Qantas service to meet freight demand

Qantas Freight begins Boeing 767 freighter operation between Australia and New Zealand to meet customer demand

Qantas Freight will begin a new Boeing 767 freighter operation between Australia and New Zealand next week to maintain wide body freight capacity and meet customer demand.

The company’s executive manager, Stephen Cleary, says Qantas Freight’s trans-Tasman customers rely on wide body services.

"The trans-Tasman market, particularly express consolidators and perishable exporters, relies on wide body airfreight services," Cleary says.

He says customers in Christchurch will have for the first time access to main deck freighter capacity, while all New Zealand customers will be able to use the service as a through connection for Qantas’ passenger and freight fleet into Europe, the US and Asia.

"The aircraft will have a payload of approximately 42 tonnes and will also be made available for charter work and weekend rotations when demand exists," Clearly says.

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