Qantas Freight is to launch new Boeing 767 freighter operations between Australia and New
Zealand on 15 June 2009.
The operation will enable Qantas to retain
wide body freight capacity on the route following the
introduction of the Qantas Group’s new trans-Tasman passenger
“The Tasman is one of Qantas Freight’s most important
markets and the investment we have made in this new operation
reflects the value of our long standing relationships in both
countries,” said Executive Manager Qantas Freight, Mr Stephen
Cleary. “This is a great solution for
customers as it allows us to maintain wide body services and
capacity to meet market demand on the route.
Boeing 767-200 freighter to be used has been wet-leased from global carrier Air
Transport International (ATI) and will operate Sydney –
Auckland – Christchurch – Sydney overnight on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays under flight numbers QF7523 and QF7524.
“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,” Mr Cleary added. “We are committed to
providing appropriate services to support trans-Tasman trade and
will be working closely with the industry to ensure our
operations continue to meet the needs of the market.”
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