Qantas Freight has taken delivery of two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft.
freighters will be operated by Atlas Air, on behalf of Qantas.
Each aircraft offers 20 per cent more freight capacity and space
for seven extra cargo pallets compared to the 747-400F.
Qantas Freight Executive Manager, Paul Jones,
said, “More capacity and better reliability means we can continue
to deliver for our customers in Australia and around the globe. These aircraft have a far better environmental footprint,
producing less carbon emissions and offering greater efficiency,
something that we know is really important to our customers.”
The two freighters will operate
between Australia, China and the USA with additional routes
currently being explored.
While the aircraft will be painted in
Atlas Air livery, the Qantas Freight logo will be displayed on
either side of the nose and underneath the freighters’ nose cargo
The 747-8’s iconic nose door allows easier loading of
oversized cargo and helps achieve faster turnaround times.
Up to three A321 passenger to freighter
aircraft are expected to join the Qantas Freight fleet from October 2020.