TravelNewsAsia.com
Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Qantas Freight Takes Delivery of Two Boeing 747-8Fs

Qantas Freight has taken delivery of two Boeing 747-8F freighter aircraft.

The 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 Boeing 747-8F offers 20 per cent more freight capacity and space for seven extra cargo pallets compared to the 747-400F pictured. Click to enlarge.

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 door.

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.

See also:  Exclusive Interview with CEO of Vistara TATA SIA Airlines, Mr. Leslie Thng.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Qantas, Atlas, Boeing, 747-8F, Freight, Cargo.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also receive the daily news service by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2019 TravelNewsAsia.com