Qantas Freight to lease two Boeing 747-8 cargo aircraft

Qantas Freight Boeing 767F
Qantas Freight already operates Boeing 767F aircraft. Photo: © Vismay Bhadra

Qantas Freight will lease two Boeing 747-8F airplanes from Atlas Air. The new cargo jets are expected to enter service for Qantas in July 2019.

The newer, more efficient Boeing 747-8F will allow us to provide a better service for our customers with additional freight capacity and even greater reliability for time-sensitive shipments. Andrew David, CEO of Qantas Domestic & Freight

The new freighters will replace Qantas’ current two Boeing 747-400F that are also leased and operated by Atlas Air. Compared to the Boeing 747-400F, the 747-8F features a longer fuselage than the Boeing 747-400F, offering up to 20 per cent more freight capacity.

Qantas Freight is a subsidiary company of Qantas and operates a fleet of various freighter aircraft, including Boeing 737-300F, 767-300F and BAe 146-300F airplanes. Furthermore, the airline manages the freight capacity on Qantas and Jetstar passenger flights across domestic and international routes.