Qantas today announced it has extended its existing freight deal with its biggest customer Australia Post for another five years.
The Australia Post deal means that Qantas will continue to be the exclusive carrier of the nation’s mail and parcels through to 2020. This includes Qantas freighters as well as belly space in domestic Qantas and Jetstar passenger aircraft. It also means that the strong relationship between our two organisations that started in 1922 will continue to grow.
In addition, Qantas has secured Toll as a new freight customer. The five year deal with Toll will see Qantas carry their freight domestically in the belly space of Qantas and Jetstar passenger aircraft.
Chief Executive Officer of Qantas International and Freight, Gareth Evans, said the strategic alliance highlights the benefits of the airline’s transformation program in delivering efficiencies and innovation for customers.
“We’re proud to be chosen as Australia Post’s exclusive provider of air freight in the domestic market. It’s a relationship that we’ve built up over decades and we’re glad to see it continue,” said Mr Evans.
“We are also really pleased to be working with our new major client Toll to offer the business increased air freight capacity which will complement their existing freighter aircraft.
“Our transformation program has sharpened the efficiency and flexibility of our freight business, and sharing these benefits with customers is part of our competitive edge.
“Scale is a unique part of what we offer. Qantas Freight offers access to the collective bellyspace on domestic Qantas and Jetstar passenger flights as well as freighter aircraft. That is more than 6,600 aircraft movements per week to 80 domestic ports.
“These strategic alliances combine Qantas’ unrivalled domestic network with the biggest freight customers in the country to deliver seamless freight, parcel and mail services for Australia,” said Mr Evans.
About Qantas Freight:
Qantas Freight Enterprises is the international and domestic air freight division of the Qantas Group and employs 1400 staff across the globe.
Qantas Freight markets the freight capacity on Qantas and Jetstar passenger aircraft as well as operating a fleet of 13 dedicated freighters (four B737-300CF, four BaE146, two SAAB 340s, two B747-400Fs and one B767-300F) which supplement capacity on key domestic and international routes. This network, combined with the strength of the Emirates partnership and interline agreements, gives Qantas Freight significant network reach to more than 500 international and 80 domestic destinations.